California High-Speed Rail Forum

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Agriculture and the high speed rail – can they go together? That was the topic at the Farm Forum Friday night. Sabrina Hill has more.
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Feelings are strong on both sides of the high-speed rail project, and both sides met for a public forum Friday night. The project would connect San Francisco to Los Angeles, and provide commuters with a ride that takes just under 3 hours. But, it cuts through the ag land in Central California, where much of the nation’s food is grown. The speakers at the forum were Diana Gomez with the California High-Speed Rail Authority, Fresno County Supervisor Henry Perea, and walnut farmer and Kings County Supervisor Doug Verboon.