KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The nation’s top agriculture official on Wednesday announced more than $300 million in emergency assistance to 33 states and Puerto Rico to help them recover from an unusually intense year for natural disasters across the U.S.
VAIL, Colo. — Agriculture Undersecretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Jim Miller said Aug. 2 at the American Sugar Alliance meeting in Vail, Colo., that he is working with the White House and with Senate Agriculture Chairman Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., to figure out how the Obama administration can fulfill a promise to Lincoln that USDA could provide $1.15 billion in disaster aid for farmers in Arkansas and other places without new legislation.
More than $350,000 in disaster assistance is being sent to Minnesota livestock, honeybee and farm-raised fish producers that suffered losses in 2009 because of disease, adverse weather or other conditions.
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