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Fallowed farmland acreage estimate jumps to 800,000

California Farm Water Coalition
<p>The California Farm Water Coalition provided educational support at a recent water rally in Firebaugh, Calif.</p>
Consumers should see 10-15 percent hike in food prices by this summer. &nbsp; &nbsp;

The California Farm Water Coalition has upgraded its estimate of acres farmers will leave idle this year to 800,000, up from 500,000, because of a lack of water.

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