Young farmers lose hope as drought closes in: ‘It’s like a sad country song’

Young farmers lose hope as drought closes in: ‘It’s like a sad country song’

As irrigated crops compete with fish for scarce water, farmers in the Klamath Basin lament they may be the last generation to work the land

They are land rich and resource poor. Most have hundreds of acres of fertile soil, some thousands, but little money in the bank and – most importantly – no water.

Now the young farmers of the Klamath Basin, an agricultural community on the border of Oregon and California, fear they might be the last generation of their kind.

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