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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Jun 16, 2014, 12:35 AM

1. Yup. We're really screwed here in N. CA. We're loosing almond trees

which are not just a big export crop, but what supplies about 40% of US chocolate manufacturers. And it takes a long f*^%#^^ time to replace a producing almond tree. And, okay, we get it, we can not plant broccoli for a few years, but if the salmon go extinct that's it, they're gone.

But broccoli growers are a political force here. They mostly don't notice that they have been co-opted by Rethug-corporate-farm talking points. They know that the big subsidies go to Iowa rethug corn and ADM, but they still somehow think that "farm subsidies" will someday apply to them. And they vote. A lot.

Off year elections, including the upcoming one, usually finds me in some central valley Purgatory, it's hot even approaching voting day, it's hard to walk precincts, and it's eating at Denny's, because you can get pancakes, eggs, and a kind of salad whenever. And a lot of these folks hate fish, it cuts into their livelihood. They think.

I'm girding up for whatever central valley district can either win or move the Overton window a bit. Unless Reno/Sparks has a viable candidate. Any suggestions about what to tel the average broccoli farmer?

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