USDA launches fund to help drought-stricken California farmers

Outlet: Los Angeles Times

February 4, 2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will make $20 million available to California farmers to boost water conservation efforts amid one of the worst droughts in state history.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the program was the first of more to come to assist California’s growers and ranchers, some of whom are faced with fallowing land and liquidating herds because of the lack of water.

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