Western Water Worries: The strategies Representative Duarte sees for producers

As California receives record snow and rainfall, there are still looming conversations about what to do for ongoing water shortages.

Representative John Duarte who serves California’s 13th Congressional District joined us on the Market Day Report to discuss a recent field hearing with the House Committee of Natural Resources and how he sees those efforts helping western farmers and ranchers.


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