President Obama in CA to address drought

Feb 14, 2014 5:35 PM

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - President Barack Obama has arrived in Fresno to offer millions of dollars in federal aid for drought-stricken California.

He's scheduled to visit with farmers and ranchers Friday and outline plans to seek $1 billion from Congress to help communities manage the effects of climate change.

California is in the midst of its worst drought in more than 100 years. Obama will announce more than $160 million in federal financial aid, including $100 million in the farm bill he signed into law last week for programs that cover the loss of livestock.

Obama also will call on federal facilities in California to immediately limit water consumption.

Later Friday, Obama meets Jordan's King Abdullah II at Sunnylands for talks covering the Mideast peace process, Syria and other issues.

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