The United State Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, recently released a statement regarding the widespread flooding.
Perdue stated, “The people of the American agriculture community are made of hardy stock and can withstand their fair share of hardship, but just the same, they should know that their USDA stands with them during this natural calamity. We have seen levee breaks and flooding in the wake of storms, some of which have caused the loss of life, and USDA is ready to assist in any way we can. We have USDA employees in every country in this nation, and our people will be visible as they work to support people battling the flooding. As always, our thoughts and prayers are with our agriculture community, but our resources will be with them too”.
Many representatives from USDA agencies, including the Farm Service Agency, Office of Rural Development, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service are assisting those affected by flooding as well as assessing the damage.