Agricultural and Rural Development

State lawmakers throughout the southern region of the United States pooled together today to discuss the summer’s heavy rainfall and its adverse effects on crops and farmers.
In South Mississippi alone, this year’s record breaking rainfall has landed last month as the wettest June on record and the crippling results its having on Mississippi’s agriculture production and crops is shared by many states attending this year’s Southern Legislative Conference held in Biloxi this week.
Representatives at today’s agriculture and rural development session shared ideas about how states can create a farm relief law, legislation that would bypass the federal government, to get farmers financial aid more quickly if droughts or floods destroy their crops. The primary purpose of this session was to give state legislators a better idea of how to implement a farm relief act.

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