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Obama to announce millions in drought aid

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webmaster | 02/14/14

The Valley is dry due to the record-breaking California drought, but President Barack Obama is about to make it rain — dollars, that is.

Upon his descent into the Valley today, Obama is expected to announce several million dollars worth of initiatives to help farmers, producers, workers and others who have been hard hit by the worst drought in recent California history.

Obama will visit a farm in Fresno County, participate in a roundtable discussion with farmers and other local stakeholders and witness firsthand some of the impacts on the region’s agriculture. The president will be joined by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Gov. Jerry Brown, Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation Michael Connor, Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer and Rep. Jim Costa (D-Fresno).

He will also deliver a statement about the ongoing response effort...


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