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No, Carly Fiorina, the government has not “destroyed” California ag via @grist

No, Carly Fiorina, the government has not “destroyed” California ag via @grist

When Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina spoke at the Iowa Corn Grower’s Association’s annual meeting last Saturday, she told farmers to hang on to their wallets, because big-government greens were coming to put them out of business. “I have seen the agriculture industry almost destroyed in the state of California. By bad policies and bad politics,” she said, according to the Des Moines Register . “We have seen industry after industry after industry decimated. We are seeing the most productive agricultural land in the world — in the Central Valley of California — being destroyed by the Environmental Protection Agency.” Now, I know at least a tiny bit about California agriculture, so I was surprised to hear that it had been almost destroyed. And as I looked over the statistics for evidence of this destruction I grew further confused. The only way Fiorina can be ...

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