.
February 14th, 2014
09:27 PM ET

Beer saves town from California's historical drought

Help will soon be on the way to farmers in California who are struggling to make ends meet as they suffer through the worst drought in the state's history.

President Obama saw the dry devastation first hand Friday and pledged $100 million in disaster relief.

The money will go to the farmers responsible for nearly half of all the fruits, vegetables and nuts grown in this country.

“Water has been seen as a zero-sum game: agriculture against urban, north against south,” Obama said.“Water has been seen as a zero-sum game: agriculture against urban, north against south," Obama said.

And it's not just the farmers who've been hit hard. With only three inches of rain in parts of California this season, some towns are also running of out clean drinking water.

But we found one place that's making it through the drought thanks to an unlikely source - beer.

CNN's Dan Simon's OutFront with the story.


Filed under: California Drought • News • Weather
soundoff (No Responses)

Post a comment


 

CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.