From left, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Congressman Jim Costa and grower/packer Dennis Parnagian watch as employee Lucia Garcia sorts nectarines in Fresno, Calif. on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009. Parnagian is president of family business Fowler Packing and was giving a tour of his packinghouse to Costa and Vilsack. Vilsack promised California farmers Wednesday he'll press for solutions to the water crisis hitting the state's San Joaquin Valley, one of the most prolific farm regions in the world. (AP Photo/The Fresno Bee, Mark Crosse)
From left, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Congressman Jim Costa and grower/packer Dennis Parnagian watch as employee Lucia Garcia sorts nectarines in Fresno, Calif. on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009. Parnagian is president of family business Fowler Packing and was giving a tour of his packinghouse to Costa and Vilsack. Vilsack promised California farmers Wednesday he'll press for solutions to the water crisis hitting the state's San Joaquin Valley, one of the most prolific farm regions in the world. (AP Photo/The Fresno Bee, Mark Crosse) AP
From left, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Congressman Jim Costa and grower/packer Dennis Parnagian watch as employee Lucia Garcia sorts nectarines in Fresno, Calif. on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009. Parnagian is president of family business Fowler Packing and was giving a tour of his packinghouse to Costa and Vilsack. Vilsack promised California farmers Wednesday he'll press for solutions to the water crisis hitting the state's San Joaquin Valley, one of the most prolific farm regions in the world. (AP Photo/The Fresno Bee, Mark Crosse) AP

Valley on D.C.'s agenda

August 27, 2009 01:09 AM