Friday, April 29, 2005

Bumper Crops

There’s an article in the Business section of the paper today describing Kern County’s 2004 crop production. The first line of the article reads, “The value of Kern County’s crops skyrocketed 26.5 percent in 2004 over the previous year – reaching a record $3.1 billion.” I was surprised to learn this, considering what used to be farmland is now predominantly tract homes.

Kern County used to be American’s breadbasket. Now it seems like we’re more of a wastebasket.