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Hurricane Disaster Aid for Florida Farmers One Step Closer

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives have just put up for consideration what is one of the largest standalone disaster spending bill in recent years — an aid package set to the tune of $81 billion. Within the long list of line items, and of utmost importance to Florida farmers still reeling from Hurricane Irma’s impact, the bill includes $2.6 billion for agricultural assistance.

 

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