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Farmers work with lawmakers to fund repairs to California's water infrastructure

Posted at 11:43 AM, Sep 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-01 14:43:13-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — Farmers and ranchers are working with lawmakers to pass legislation to fund repairs and upgrades to California’s water infrastructure.

Senate Bill 559, from Senator Melissa Hurtado, would provide more than $300 million in repairs on the Friant-Kern canal and other projects across the central valley.

The California Farm Bureau supports the improvements.