Central Valley Residents React To Obama Visit



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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, February 14, 2014

The money is intended to help farmers, farm workers and rural communities.

Mr. Obama held a roundtable in Firebaugh, about 45 minutes west of Fresno. Valley Public Radio's Rebecca Plevin spoke with a fourth-generation farmer there today  and says money isn't enough.

"They don’t need financial aid right now; what they need is water. And he says that in the short term, they need to start pumping water from the Delta; and in the long term, they really need more water storage," reports Plevin.

The President is also visiting a farm in Los Banos this afternoon.

Joining him on the trip are California Governor Jerry Brown, U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer and Congressman Jim Costa.

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President Barack Obama speaks to the media on California's drought situation Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 in Los Banos, Calif. (Wally Skalij/ AP Photo, Los Angeles Times)

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