Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst made the following statement regarding the passage of the disaster supplemental funding bill by Congress:

“Over the past few months, Missouri’s farmers and ranchers have endured record-breaking flooding causing loss of on-farm stored grain, property, and equipment. Today, Congress officially passed crucial disaster relief for those impacted. We are grateful for the leadership and support exhibited by the entire Missouri Congressional delegation throughout the process of flood fighting and recovery. The waters continue to rise, and we expect that more damage is to come. This crucial funding will help farmers, ranchers, and rural communities recover from events that are truly out of their control. We look forward to the President’s approval of this bill as quickly as possible.”