Full Video: Pres. Obama Speaks on Drought Fresno, Promises Aid

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Pres. Obama visited Fresno, considered to be the community hardest hit by California’s drought, and promised federal help Friday.

The Obama Administration broke down $183 million in aid ahead of his visit.

$100 million would go toward livestock disaster assistance for farmers in the state, which is included in the 2014 Farm Bill.

“Exceptional” drought areas would get a $15 million boost in water conservation assistance. This money would also help parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Colorado and New Mexico.

$5 million would help communities heavily impacted by the drought to fix watershed issues.

Another $60 million would go toward California’s food banks, and $3 million in grants for communities with water shortages.

The president also said that federal facilities would reduce water use.


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