USDA Announces $20 Million Available to Combat Drought

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the USDA is making available $20 million dollars for drought assistance through the NRCS EQIP program. Agriculture Sec. Vilsack’s comments can be heard here.

Rep. Costa commented on the announcement stating this is a “good first step” and that “every drop of water is precious.” Hear all of Rep. Costa’s comment here.

California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross commented that the “dollars coming at this time are most critical.” Secretary Ross’ comments can be heard here.

To read the complete announcement from USDA CLICK HERE.