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My brother and I farm 175 acres of almonds in Madera, California on the farm our grandparents bought in 1917. It was originally dry land farmed, then a dairy and hay and grain, then cotton, corn and alfalfa, then replacement heifers and alfalfa and more cotton. In 1980 dad planted the first block of trees and by the year 2003 the ranch was all in almonds. We replanted the first block dad planted 5 years ago and another block 2 years ago. We have spent time and effort to better use the water we have. We have automated the irrigation system. We have installed more irrometers to better watch water usage in trees and are looking for the next thing, what ever it will be, to help us grow our almonds