Water enters futures market, allowing buyers to lock in prices

Sep 18, 2020
As water becomes increasingly scarce, buying futures contracts may help businesses reliant on water keep prices down.
Carrot fields are watered in Kern County, California. Selling water in the state can be tricky due to water rights.
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California drought threatens even oldest water rights

May 13, 2015
In California, some people have more right to water than others. Now, drought threatens even them.