The Oroville Dam evacuation order brought logistical headaches to farmers and ranchers within the affected area—but little damage was reported. The evacuation order, which was lifted Tuesday, also disrupted operations at food-processing plants. Crops grown in the area include peaches, prunes, walnuts, almonds, olives, kiwifruit and rice. Cattle ranchers say their animals have been safe on high ground.Here is my story from earlier this week on the Oroville Dam situation's potential impacts on ag. We will keep you posted on new developments.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
CFBF: Farmers welcome lifting of evacuation order
The California Farm Bureau Federation has talked to some of its members in the potential flood zone downstream from the Oroville Dam. From the organization's Food and Farm News: