Many California farmers face water cutbacks of 80 to 100 percent.
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Emergency drought legislation introduced at the state Capitol today underscores the ongoing crisis facing California’s rural communities, according to the president of the California Farm Bureau Federation. CFBF President Paul Wenger thanked Gov. Brown and legislative leaders for their attention to the crisis and urged the state to move quickly to provide aid to rural residents whose livelihoods have been harmed by water shortages. Wenger also encouraged the state to move as quickly as possible to approve and build new water storage.