Northern California Rice Farmers Must Choose: Their Crop Or Water For People
When staring the drought head-on, many farmers in California are faced with the ethical question of whether to water the crops, or save it for residents. Water prices are triple the norm in Southern California, and some wise farmers realize the possiblity that if they don't sell the water, it may eventually be taken later out of desperation.
"There's 2000 rice growers in California. There's 38 million other folks. We want to make sure we get along with the 38 million," says Rice farmer Charlie Matthews.