"A tractor kicked up dust while working a field in the Westlands Water District in California's #CentralValley region. Since 2005, the farms in this area have sopped up 1.5 times as much water as all of Los Angeles. And they want more. The water fuels a prodigious harvest, reported to be more than $1.5 billion last year: almonds for export; tomatoes for paste and sauce; wine grapes; cotton; produce sold under labels like Heinz and Dole. But the district has made enemies of environmentalists, rival politicians and other farmers whose water it has tried to appropriate. This #nytweekender, we've been sharing photos by the @nytimes staff photographer @damonwinter, who traveled to the #CentralValley in June. Visit the link in our profile to read the full story. #aerial #🚜" By nytimes on Instagram.
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