Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst made the following statement regarding the U.S. Senate’s vote on the disaster supplemental funding bill:

“Farmers and ranchers are one step closer to receiving crucial disaster aid thanks to the vote today in the United States Senate. This disaster package provides needed funding to those impacted by natural disasters over the last several months, including our friends and neighbors here at home who have been devastated by flood waters. We are grateful to Senator Roy Blunt and Senator Josh Hawley for their support of this legislation and their strong stance for Missouri agriculture. Senator Blunt’s work on the appropriations committee was crucial in securing provisions that will help with losses of on-farm stored grain, assist farmers with situations of prevented planting and provide crucial levee repair. We look forward to seeing this package move through the House swiftly so that farmers can receive aid as soon as possible.”