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Amid drought, California working toward safety, conservation

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By Gillan Ritchie

Poultry Times staff

gritchie@poultrytimes.com

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California continues to struggle with its severe drought, which is now in its fourth year. Livingston, home to Foster Farms, ranked last in meeting mandated water conservation goals. Foster Farms, the largest poultry producer west of the Rocky Mountains, was the city’s biggest water user. The company employs more than 3,000 people and uses two-thirds of Livingston’s water supply.

Farmers throughout California have faced intense pressure to cut back on water usage; however, the. . .

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