In Nebraska and Iowa, the historic flooding is leaving behind large-scale damage. In a Fox Business Network interview, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said that existing safety net programs may not be enough to cover the damages. “I spoke with the Governor of Nebraska, and he thinks there may be as many as one million calves lost in the state,” said Perdue. “That’s catastrophic. We’re going to do everything we can to help those people get back on their feet.” Perdue expects a supplemental disaster bill out of Congress soon, which may help cover the flood damages. In total, damages could exceed $400 million in livestock losses and $440 million in crop planting delays or lost acreage.
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