Will Scott Jr. farms about 40 acres of vegetables near Raisin City on a farm he bought after retiring from the phone company 10 years ago. The well on a rental property he has there is going dry so he is unable to rent it. Of the 40 acres he is only planting 15 at a time due to lack of water. Because of the high cost to drill a deeper well he is unable to keep up with the larger farms that surround him. “We’re on the verge of losing a lot,” he says. As for how long he can keep the farm going: “I’m crossing my fingers and saying a few prayers.” Read more personal stories in The Bee’s special photo gallery, “Faces of the drought,” at www.fresnobee.com/water
Will Scott Jr. farms about 40 acres of vegetables near Raisin City on a farm he bought after retiring from the phone company 10 years ago. The well on a rental property he has there is going dry so he is unable to rent it. Of the 40 acres he is only planting 15 at a time due to lack of water. Because of the high cost to drill a deeper well he is unable to keep up with the larger farms that surround him. “We’re on the verge of losing a lot,” he says. As for how long he can keep the farm going: “I’m crossing my fingers and saying a few prayers.” Read more personal stories in The Bee’s special photo gallery, “Faces of the drought,” at www.fresnobee.com/water CRAIG KOHLRUSS ckohlruss@fresnobee.com
Will Scott Jr. farms about 40 acres of vegetables near Raisin City on a farm he bought after retiring from the phone company 10 years ago. The well on a rental property he has there is going dry so he is unable to rent it. Of the 40 acres he is only planting 15 at a time due to lack of water. Because of the high cost to drill a deeper well he is unable to keep up with the larger farms that surround him. “We’re on the verge of losing a lot,” he says. As for how long he can keep the farm going: “I’m crossing my fingers and saying a few prayers.” Read more personal stories in The Bee’s special photo gallery, “Faces of the drought,” at www.fresnobee.com/water CRAIG KOHLRUSS ckohlruss@fresnobee.com

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