VIDEO: Groundwater pumping limits pitting “farmer against farmer” in some areas

 •  by Jesse Vad, SJV Water
Madera County farmer Stuart Weil, top, argues that pumping limits for growers outside of irrigation districts give other farmers an unfair advantage. Fellow Madera area farmer Kole Upton, bottom, says district farmers have paid assessments and other costs to bring in surface water for years specifically to replenish groundwater while out-of-district farmers haven't paid those fees. VIDEO SCREENSHOTS.
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Jesse Vad, SJV Water

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