California Governor Jerry Brown announces emergency drought legislation at the CalO ES State Operations Center in Mather, California, February 19, 2014. Brown announced legislation on Wednesday to ... more 
California Governor Jerry Brown announces emergency drought legislation at the CalO ES State Operations Center in Mather, California, February 19, 2014. Brown announced legislation on Wednesday to provide $687 million in emergency drought relief to the parched state, where half a million acres of cropland could go idle in a record production loss. Brown, joined at a press conference by Democratic legislative leaders, said the plan would give money for food and housing to workers impacted by the drought as well as fund projects to conserve, capture and manage water in parched communities. REUTERS/Max Whittaker (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT) less 
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Wed, Feb 19, 2014 7:55 PM EST