Recent ag theft leaves vineyard dry
Frank Rashid, a Lodi grape grower, stands where two filter tanks
for his drip-irrigation system were once housed. The tanks and
their control system were taken either late Friday evening or early
Saturday morning, Rashid said. (Jordan Guinn/News-Sentinel)
Posted: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 12:00 am
Updated: 6:53 am, Tue Jul 12, 2011.
More than a dozen acres of Frank Rashid’s Petite Syrah grapes
could shrivel in the sun this week. Because thieves ripped off a
system that keeps his irrigation lines running debris-free, Rashid
now has no way of getting water to his West Lane vineyard.
“I have a lot of fruit on the vines and it looks like a
promising season,” he said. “If we can’t fix it fast, we are in
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 12:00 am.
Updated: 6:53 am.