Guest commentary: Will rising water costs spell the end for Santa Clara County farms?

Agriculture has always been a jewel of the Silicon Valley. The area continues to produce locally grown food crops that are consumed by food lovers throughout the Bay Area and beyond. It is a highly diverse farm-to-fork region that not only grows food, it provides open space benefits to almost 2 million Santa Clara County residents living in an otherwise highly developed region. 

Santa Clara County farmers receive lower water rates designed to keep working lands in production instead of being bulldozed…


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