Napa Valley tree-removal ballot proposal brings wine business, environmentalist clash

Water is money to the wine industry. Since drip irrigation began in 1970, yields have doubled and vineyards have sprouted in areas that are marginal at best. Along with the close to doubling of tons per acre by irrigation, prices have gone from mid $200 to $4,000 for prized varieties. With high cancer and asthma rates in the […]

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