Vice President Mike Pence and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue were briefed on Thursday on the potential impacts of Hurricane Michael as it relates to agriculture and rural communities in the storm’s path.
Participating in the briefing via conference line were Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam and Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black who provided updates on current conditions in their states. Following the briefing, which took place at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Secretary Perdue offered this statement:
“I am proud of the work being done by the USDA family as they continue to assist during Hurricane Michael. Our team will continue to be there for our farmers, ranchers, and those affected to get them the aid they need. As Vice President Pence said today, the entire federal government is there ‘in the city and on the farm to achieve a full recovery,’” said Secretary Perdue.