Obama To Send Relief For Those Affected By Drought
Relief includes emergency loans and opening more federal land.
WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama is pledging a wide-ranging response to the worst drought in a quarter-century.
In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says his administration is giving farmers and ranchers access to low-interest emergency loans, is opening more federal land for grazing and is distributing $30 million to get water to livestock.
Obama says Congress needs to pass a farm bill to ensure a long-term solution.