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Disaster Aid Coming to Farmers Soon

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

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(NAFB) — Farmers can expect disaster aid sometime this month. Two weeks ago Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said the $3 billion in disaster funds for agriculture should launch sometime in August. The disaster package will include funds for farmers impacted by hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes and flooding since last year.

Politico reports that since 2018, roughly $33 billion in disaster funding has been set aside for agriculture.

The new package also includes nutrition funding for Puerto Rico.

Source: National Association of Farm Broadcasters