USDA Announces Block Grants For Three States as Part of Broader Disaster Relief Package

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USDA Announces Block Grants For Three States as Part of Broader Disaster Relief Package
11/08/2019 12:57 PM EST

(Washington, D.C. – November 8, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will make available $800 million to agricultural producers in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia affected by hurricanes Michael and Florence. The state block grants are part of a broader $3 billion package to help producers recover from 2018 and 2019 natural disasters, which includes the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program-Plus (WHIP+) as well as programs for loss of milk and stored commodities.