BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Central Valley farmers and growers are having to take desperate measures to deal with California's water drought.
The conditions are forcing farmers to scale back their almond orchards despite strong market prices.
Almond farmers are letting the orchards dry up, and in some cases having their trees torn out of the ground.
They said it costs too much to irrigate the plants when there's no guarantee the Valley will see significant rainfall anytime soon.
The measures are a major blow to a crop business that had a value of $5 billion in 2012.