In 2009′ purposeful actions were initiated and are continued by the Federal Government to destroy an entire industry and its jobs for individuals and their families. Independence not only for those individuals who own(ed) farms directly, but all Americans at every grocery store in America with higher food costs. When an entire industry, farming, is destroyed, not only are those farms destroyed with their owners, but the industries servicing and supporting the individuals working in that industry are destroyed. Many different levels of jobs for individuals and their families are provided by the farming industry. From the actual farms who employ manual workers themselves, to the local “CO-OP” storage facility, to the John Deere tractor and “Pickup” dealership and their mechanics who service all the machinery for the farmers. Jobs lost, gone, forever. Additionally, don’t forget the the multi-faceted “mom and pop” businesses providing services to all the individuals who are employed by the various service providers. Many different individuals from many industries lose their jobs when an entire industry closes down causing those who seek employment to move elsewhere. From school teachers who are laid off because there are fewer students in classes, to the local hair dresser, cafe, small pharmacy, and hardware store. Of course the old lineage “media” didn’t share with America what those they support were and are doing. I’m sure if this was reported, it was “Crony Capitalism’s fault” or some other finger pointing as Progressives are expert at doing …
Utah recently explained how Progressives are tearing down America’s achievements with his post “The death of the Pyramid Builders“.
Joe explains how Government can/will control the masses with Redistribution has crossed the Rubicon all downhill from here.
More than half of America’s fruit, vegetable, and nut supply is/was grown in the San Joaquin Valley of California.
How is the leviathan going to control food resources? By making food production less abundant. San Joaquin WAS the food basket for the United States providing more than half of America’s fruit, vegetable and nuts supply before the Obama administration began the destruction of dams and dikes there. This was the production BEFORE the Obama Administration began destroying America’s croplands:
California’s Central Valley: Producing America’s Fruits and Vegetables
Americans will see higher prices for produce as historic California drought continues
WASHINGTON, D.C., February 5, 2014 –California’s Central Valley is the state’s agriculture hub, producing over 360 products. California is the sole producer of more than 13 fruits, vegetables and nuts including walnuts, olives, clingstone peaches and sweet rice. California is also the nation’s largest dairy producer with over 1/5th of the Nation’s dairy. Years of man-made drought coupled with this year’s lack of rainfall have increased food prices around the Nation.Today the House will act on legislation to provide relief to farmers and help return water flows to the Central Valley. H.R. 3964, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Emergency Water Delivery Act, is a comprehensive solution that would restore some water deliveries that have been cut-off due to federal regulations and environmental lawsuits, ensure a reliable water supply for people and fish, secure water rights, and save taxpayer money by ending unnecessary and dubious government projects. Learn more athttp://naturalresources.house.gov/legislation/HR3964###Printable PDF of this document Contact: Committee Press Office 202-226-9019
Man-Made? More accurately described as:
From the House Committee on Natural Resources and Chairman Doc Hastings comes this:
California’s San Joaquin Valley is the salad bowl of the world, providing the majority of fruits and vegetables for the entire nation. But, with another man-made drought looming, the San Joaquin Valley is in danger of becoming a dust bowl unless immediate action is taken to change policies that put the needs of fish above the livelihood of people.House Republicans have a bipartisan, comprehensive solution to end future man-made droughts, bring job and water supply certainty to the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys in California and decrease reliance on foreign food sources.
Get the Facts:
- California’s water storage and transportation system designed by federal and state governments includes 1,200 miles of canals and nearly 50 reservoirs that provide water to about 22 million people and irrigate about four million acres of land throughout the state.
- In May 2007, a Federal District Court Judge ruled that increased amounts of water had to be re-allocated towards protecting the Delta smelt – a three-inch fish on the Endangered Species List.
- Because of this ruling, in 2009 and 2010 more than 300 billion gallons (or 1 million acre-feet) of water were diverted away from farmers in the Central Valley and into the San Francisco Bay – eventually going out into the Pacific Ocean.
- This man-made drought cost thousands of farm workers their jobs, inflicted up to 40 percent unemployment in certain communities, and fallowed hundreds of thousands of acres of fertile farmland.
- Unemployment remains at a regional average of 17%. With current precipitation at near-record lows, the same regulations will be imposed pushing unemployment even higher.
- The Pelosi-led Congress did nothing to reverse the plight of the San Joaquin Valley and even obstructed repeated Republican actions to reverse the situation. The Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act reflects Republican promises to avoid another man-made drought.
H.R. 1837, The Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act:
- H.R. 1837, The Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act, is a comprehensive solution that would restore water deliveries that have been cut-off due to federal regulations and environmental lawsuits, ensure a reliable water supply for people and fish, secure water rights, and save taxpayer money by ending unnecessary and dubious government projects.
- The bill could create up to 30,000 jobs, generate up to $300 million in expedited federal revenue, and save American taxpayers and ratepayers hundreds of millions of dollars.
- Highlights of the bill:
- Restores water deliveries to communities by codifying the historic, bipartisan State/Federal agreement known as the “Bay-Delta Accord.”
- Reforms punitive federal laws, the Central Valley Project Improvement Act and the San Joaquin River Restoration Settlement Act in order to provide fairness to ratepayers, promote transparency and accountability, and save taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.
- Allows water users to pay off federal debt early.
- Protects and secures private property and senior water rights.
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Ladies and Gentlemen,
Never forget, these are purposeful actions taken to knowingly destroy all individuals and numerous small businesses in the way of farms and all the business who provide services to those farms. Not only are the generational family owned farms bankrupted/unemployed and many layers with thousands of jobs to low tech workers unemployed, but the reduction in food supply is increasing our prices at every local grocery store for all Americans.
PURPOSEFUL PROGRESSIVE ACTIONS TO HURT ALL AMERICANS DIRECTLY.
Remember to place blame where blame lies. Upon the bureaucrats who are taking action and following the orders of their political bosses. Progressives.