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Ranchers Pray for Rain in Drought Hit California

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February 5, 2014
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California Governor Jerry Brown declares a state of emergency due to what could be the worst drought in a century. For ranchers, the drought means no grass for their cattle, forcing them to buy expensive hay or just sell their cows. Video provided by AFP


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