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Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:05 PM CST

The drought in California has again put a spotlight on the state's water challenges as members of Congress seek to shift water to Central Valley farmers and divert water away from environmental obligations.

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, was in Bakersfield, Calif., on Wednesday to throw his support behind the effort. Tom Nassif, president and CEO of Western Growers, praised the Speaker and three Republican congressmen advocating for diverting more water to crops.

"The drought is doing great damage to farmers, farm workers and many other people who are part of the most productive agriculture state in the country," Boehner ...

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