President Obama Speaks on Drought

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President Barack Obama

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Continuing coverage of President Barack Obama’s visit to the Central Valley

President Obama visited the farm of Joe and Maria Del Bosque. He spoke about the drought, and announced new actions to help.

  1. Accelerating $100 million from the Farm Bill signed last week to help ranchers
  2. Last week announced $20 million to help hard hit communities. Today announcing $50 million more for California and other states that are in extreme drought.
  3. Directing Interior Department to use existing authority where appropriate to give water contractors flexibility to meet their obligations.
  4. Directing all federal facilities in California to make immediate steps to curb their water use, including a moratorium on water usage for new non-essential landscaping projects.

You can hear all of President Obama’s remarks here.