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Calif. field crop acreages shrinking amid drought
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Calif. field crop acreages shrinking amid drought
The drought's continued impacts are causing field crop acreage in California to dip lower than expected this year. according to an acreage update from the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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Prop. 2 blamed for decline in egg production in Calif.
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Many California farmers miss deadline to report water cuts
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FFA students build hog loading ramp for Shasta fair
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