Valley Farms Unearth Success – Modesto Bee, 6/25/11

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(The Modesto Bee) - Irrigation on the West Side is the life blood for crops like this tomato field being cultivated near Vernalis on Thursday, June 7, 2007.

An overall lackluster economy is masking a bright spot: the farm economy.

Despite isolated droughts and floods that have ruined some Midwest crops this spring — and erratic weather in the San Joaquin Valley — times are generally good for U.S. farmers.

And that is creating a financial trickle-down throughout agriculture- related industries. Sales of big farm implements, for example, are strong. Read More..

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