How One Farmer Shaped America's Appetite and Influenced California Water Policy

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Fields of carrots are watered near where the California Aqueduct flows through Kern County on March 29, 2015. (Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

California farmers have long had an uneasy relationship with water, but that hasn't stopped crops like almonds, grapes and pistachios from spreading across Kern County. Stewart Resnick, a self-described East Coast Jew, turned himself into America's largest farmer - despite never having driven a tractor in his life. We'll explore Resnick and the land and water use issues surrounding his farming empire with journalist Mark Arak, who profiled Resnick for February's issue of California Sunday Magazine.

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Mark Arax, journalist; author "A Kingdom from Dust" in the California Sunday Magazine February 2018 edition