Dry winter, land prices lead to fewer crops planted
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Farmers in California expect to plant fewer acres of most field crops this year.
The U.S. Agriculture Department says less land will be planted in crops such as hay, wheat, corn and cotton. That's because of challenges farmers are facing, including water supplies and increased farmland prices.
Cattle ranchers are particularly worried about cuts in hay acreage because they rely on hay to feed their heards as grasses dry up later in the year.
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