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Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Sat Feb 15, 2014 08:33 AM CST

Visiting the farm of the son of a California migrant farm worker near Los Banos Calif., on Friday, President Barack Obama promised drought aid to all parts of the state, but also called on Californians to unite to fight climate change.

Also on Friday, a spokeswoman for Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack confirmed that local Farm Service Agency offices will begin accepting disaster applications from livestock producers on April 15. Vilsack noted Thursday that Obama had directed USDA to expedite the disaster programs by implementing them in 60 days rather the usual six to eight months it usually takes to write ...

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