Regarding the state of agriculture in
The bill contains provisions for additional crop insurance value for farmers who are unable to plant crops due to flooding, and would extend coverage to losses of stored grain.
Blunt said grain had not been covered in the past.
"In flooded areas we're seeing water get to grain silos and it doesn't take much to get inside a silo, and when that happens silos burst and thousands of dollars of grain are lost," Blunt said. "That's going to be covered by the bill we just passed."
The bill also contains
The relief bill passed the
The Associated Press reported Tuesday that two
In a tweet,
The bill is supported by President
Also during the press call, Blunt touted a strong economy that is presenting unique challenges. Due to low unemployment he said more and more companies are quicker to hire candidates who may not have all of the skills they are looking for, but who they believe can be trained in those areas.
Blunt hoped to speak with local business and education leaders about ways to address those issues.
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