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American Farm Bureau amplifies call for disaster bill

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Since last fall, American farmers have experienced damage from hurricanes in the Southeast, tornadoes in the Delta region and flooding in the Midwest. Despite this fact, Congress is now in the middle of a two-week recess and there is still no disaster bill to help anybody affected by disasters of the past 7 months.

American Farm Bureau Vice President of Government Affairs Paul Schlegel is urging farmers and all constituents to contact their representatives and tell them to pass a disaster bill as soon as possible.

With the Congressional recess, most politicians will be in their home districts. This is the best opportunity you have to voice your displeasure in the fact there is no disaster assistance bill.

Schlegel says the American Farm Bureau is supporting House Bill 2157. He says the message from the people needs to be clear: We need a disaster funding bill now.

The Congress returns from the recess on April 29th.

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