Gov. Nixon vists Clarksburg Farms to see new well

Emergency program helped with well costs

Charles Rackers, left, speaks to Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday, Aug. 15,  as they check out the flow from the new cost-share well on the Rackers' Clarksburg Farms. The governor has visited several farms to look at the new wells.

Charles Rackers, left, speaks to Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday, Aug. 15, as they check out the flow from the new cost-share well on the Rackers' Clarksburg Farms. The governor has visited several farms to look at the new wells. Photo by David Wilson.

Gov. Jay Nixon visited Clarksburg Farms and checked out a new cost-share water well Wednesday, Aug. 15.

The well is on a livestock operation owned by Charles and Carol Rackers.

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Charles Rackers, left, speaks to Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday, Aug. 15, as they check out the flow from the new cost-share well on the Rackers' Clarksburg Farms. The governor has visited several farms to look at the new wells.

The governor was on hand to survey the well and to hear from family farmers about the need for water and how the water access projects are working.

The Rackers' well was drilled as a part of the governor's program for relief for farmers whose livestock has been suffering because of the lengthy drought. See this week's California Democrat for more of the story.

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