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Geography of Western Canada

California's Central Valley
Sacramento Valley
San Joaquin Valley
Sacramento Valley
has 1/3 of the land, but 2/3 of the water
San Joaquin Valley
has 2/3 of the land, but 1/3 of the water
Red Bluff
has the highest precipitation in California's Central Valley
Bakersfield and Fresno
sell over 3 billion dollars in products
Where is rice concentrated?
Sacramento Valley
What are the summers like in the Sacramento Valley?
Warm summers great for growing rice because there is plenty of water.
What is the main use of grapes in Fresno?
High quality wine comes from where?
The Napa Valley
less cotton today than historically
Alfalfa is grown
everywhere in the central valley
# 1 dairy state
20% of the fluid milk in the U.S.
How long does rice take to mature
4 months
Average farm in the Central Valley is
4-6 thousand acres
Farm Land
Mexican workers paid to harvest
Spanish starts to increase
Mexican stores become more prevalent
Workers send money back home
Why is poverty so high in leading agricultural counties?
Agricultural workers are paid minimum wage for their work.