I have to admit that Bret Kofford's opinion usually stinks. No offense, Bret, that's why we live in this great country; we can agree to disagree. However, his opinion regarding the big water transfer spoke nothing but the truth. Every Imperial Valley resident should be forced to not only read this article but understand the history behind this matter.
It was reported by this newspaper that the "economic impacts of fallowing have been estimated in the millions of dollars and as many as 2,100 local jobs." My heart tells me that it will be much more devastating that 2,100 jobs lost. The potential of land fallowing will not only impact our local growers, no, this devastation will go much, much further.
Let's break this apart. If the farmers are not producing with their land, they will not need employees. They will not need tires for their trucks, twine for their bales or oil for their tractors. Where do these products come from? Locally, they come from small independently owned businesses, like mine, who have been providing for local agriculture for several generations. It all works hand-in-hand.