The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture announced that it will provide more than $2.3 billion in disaster assistance to help Florida farmers and citrus growers recover from last year’s hurricanes.
The announcement comes just days after Florida's U.S. Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio, along with others, sent a letter to Sec. Sonny Perdue urging him to provide the much-needed assistance to Florida’s farmers.
Congress approved the funding as part of the disaster supplemental bill it passed in February.
“Florida’s farmers and citrus growers are a vital part of our state’s economy and we need to make sure we’re doing everything we can to help them recover from last year’s storms,” Nelson said, following the announcement.