AGRICULTURE TO RECEIVE HURRICANE ASSISTANCE FROM USDA
"The hurricanes of 2005 severely crippled Florida's agricultural industry, bringing devastating economic and job loss to the region," Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL 25) said. "With the help of the Florida delegation, the sun is shining a little brighter for our growers and nursery farmers. Federal assistance will greatly help accelerate the recovery process for countless farmers and nurseries in Florida." Diaz-Balart had introduced the Agriculture Hurricane Recovery Act in the House.
Much of the money will come
from Section 32 dollars. USDAs Section 32 program
earmarks a portion of customs receipts to aid the farm sector.
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