In this July 22, 2016, photo, Chongyee Xiong, left, who operates a small farm in Sanger, chats with Michael Yang of the University of California Cooperative Extension about not having enough water to sustain his plants. The two men stand at the intersection of Xiong’s fallowed land and what remains of his vegetable crop.
In this July 22, 2016, photo, Chongyee Xiong, left, who operates a small farm in Sanger, chats with Michael Yang of the University of California Cooperative Extension about not having enough water to sustain his plants. The two men stand at the intersection of Xiong’s fallowed land and what remains of his vegetable crop. Andrea Castillo Fresno Bee file
In this July 22, 2016, photo, Chongyee Xiong, left, who operates a small farm in Sanger, chats with Michael Yang of the University of California Cooperative Extension about not having enough water to sustain his plants. The two men stand at the intersection of Xiong’s fallowed land and what remains of his vegetable crop. Andrea Castillo Fresno Bee file

Blaming farmers is no substitute for a solution to water crisis

October 05, 2016 6:52 PM