Obama Orders Another $30 Million in Drought Relief
President Obama directed the Agriculture Department today to authorize another $30 million in drought relief.
The money will be used “to get more water to livestock and restore land impacted by drought,” Obama told reporters.
Speaking before a meeting of the White House Rural Council, composed of officials from throughout the government, Obama also cited a series of emergency loan programs for struggling farmers.
“This has been an all-hands-on-deck response,” he said. “But obviously we’ve got a lot more to do.”
Obama added: “My instructions to all the agencies is we need to keep working and to see if there is more that we can do.”
Outlining the scope of an “historic drought,” Obama said:
Source: USA Today | David Jackson
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