Gov. Jerry Brown's rural excursion underlines his support for farmers

April 12, 2015 1:22 AM

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As California continues reeling from the drought, Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday headed into the farmlands north of Sacramento, where concerns about the state's parched spell are mounting after a dry winter.

The official reason for the governor's trip was to help judge a cooking contest with his wife at a western festival. But it was also an opportunity for him to emphasize his support for farmers, who have faced increasing scrutiny for the amount of water they use.

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