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“The California Constitution contains a reasonable use clause, and there’s a lot of power within that clause,” said Minan, the USD law professor. “The problem is that the politicians would prefer not wrestle with agriculture.”

Under that clause, he said, regulators could limit the kinds of crops farmers grow, restricting high-water products such as rice, alfalfa and cotton. They could eliminate water subsidies, which allow growers to irrigate at reduced rates.

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UPDATE 1-USDA sees one more boom year for U.S. farmers

Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:57pm EST

Drought Still Plagues US: Food Prices 'Going Up'

Published: Friday, 11 Jan 2013

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Among the factors Grantham cites are declines in grain harvests, obstacles to efficient irrigation, bad farming practices that undermine productivity and increasing weather instability including floods, droughts and heat. “The climate is changing,”

“The general assumption is that we need to increase food production by 60% to 100% by 2050 to feed at least a modest sufficiency of calories to all 9 billion+ people plus to deliver much more meat to the rapidly increasing middle classes of the developing world,” Grantham said.

Jeremy Grantham

“I believe that this is substantially optimistic,” he wrote. “Much more likely, we will not come close because there are too many factors that will make growth in food output increasingly difficult.”