Outrage builds over almond farmers’ water usage in California drought

April 11, 2015 1:00 PM

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Outrage builds over almond farmers’ water usage in California drought

It takes a gallon of water to grow just one almond, leading many to accuse almond farmers of wasting water at a time when the state can’t afford it, but the farmers say they’re an important part of the economy.

Almond farmers are catching flak for trying to grow their thirsty crops in the midst of one of the worst droughts California has endured in a long time as anger and frustration mount over the situation in the Sunshine State.

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