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How Did California Farmers Turn This Desert State into an Agricultural Superpower?

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The Midwest has been called the breadbasket of America, with the Great Plains region growing much of the grains the country depends on for some of its most vital foodstuffs. Texas is home to almost as many cattle as human beings, and is both the economic and cultural heart of the American cattle ranch industry. But in the past century, it’s California that has established itself as the dominant agricultural center of the United States.

Not only is California one of the largest economies in the entire world, but it is by far the largest agricultural center and crop producer in the entire country. When it comes to cash crops and exports, the Golden State’s top three exports are almon

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