Vice President Mike Pence encouraged attendees and promised continued aid for farmers affected by Hurricane Michael during the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia, Oct. 16.
“Under President Trump’s leadership, we have taken and will continue to take decisive action to address the aftermath of Hurricane Michael,” Pence said. “I know the strength and faith and resilience of the people of agriculture. We will recover from lost crops and rebuild communities.”
During the expo, Alabama Farmers Federation President Jimmy Parnell discussed issues affecting the state’s farmers in Michael’s wake with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.
“I’m grateful for the chance to share with Secretary Perdue the struggles our Wiregrass farmers are facing,” Parnell said. “Florida and Georgia took the brunt of the storm, but communities and families in Alabama are hurting as well. We’re working with this administration and elected officials to help farmers recover and receive aid as quickly as possible.”
Pence encouraged farmers to visit local Farm Service Agency offices for assistance or access the disaster assistance recovery tool at Farmers.gov. The vice president said the Trump administration is working to give farmers “the support you need on the timelines you deserve.”