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Central Valley farm communities brace for the drought

California Farmers Struggle With Ongoing Drought Conditions

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A crop sprinkler brings water to a field as drought conditions worsen near Bakersfield, California.

California's drought woes are getting the attention of lawmakers in Washington with California Senators Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer introducing drought legislation to help the state deal with the drought.

The bill is the Democratic response to a GOP drought bill in the House.

KQED's Central Valley reporter, Sasha Khokha, joins the show with the latest on the how the farming communities of the Central Valley are dealing with the water shortage. 


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