DROUGHT: USDA offers $20M for Calif. farmers, but crop shortages likely Anne C. Mulkern, E&E reporter Published: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 The Agriculture Department today pledged $20 million to help farmers hit by California's record-breaking drought. Please subscribe to E&ENews PM to read the full story. Username: Password: Forgot your access codes? Recover them. Not a subscriber? Sign up for a trial. Ready to subscribe? Click here.