Drought Watch: Drought will cost state agriculture $1.848 in 2015

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The drought continues to take its toll on California.

A new report said it will cost state agriculture more than $1.8 billion this year.

The UC Davis study said most of that cost will come from 542,000 acres that lack water for irrigation, which has grown significantly since last year.

And besides land, it’s expected to have a big impact on jobs.

The drought will hit farm workers hard, with an estimated 10,000 season farm job loss.

Casey Anderson, a project manager from the San Diego Farm Bureau spoke with KUSI about the drought impact. 

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