USDA Drought Response - Digital Resources: 7/19/12 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 20 July 2012 13:56

Visit the USDA Drought webpage for the latest information and resources

 

President Barack Obama is briefed by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the Administration’s efforts to respond to the historic drought conditions being felt across the country, during a meeting in the Oval Office, July 18, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

 

Transcripts:
Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack

Press Releases:

USDA Designates an Additional 39 Counties in 8 States as Primary Natural Disaster Areas Due to Worsening Drought

 

USDA Officials Stand with Farmers and Ranchers Affected by Extreme Weather and Natural Disasters

 

USDA Announces Streamlined Disaster Designation Process with Lower Emergency Loan Rates and Greater CRP Flexibility in Disaster Areas

Photos:

Flickr Collections- Drought

 

TV Actuality:

Drought and food prices

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USDA Radio:

Vilsack Calls For Help From Congress To Help Drought Area Farmers

7/18/12

The nation's top agricultural official says he needs help from Congress if he's going to be able to do much to help drought stricken producers, especially livestock producers. (Gary Crawford and Secy' Tom Vilsack)

 

Actuality: Vilsack's Overall Description Of The Drought

7/18/12

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, in a White House news briefing, giving reporters a general description of the drought.

Crop Insurance Ready For Drought Related Claims

7/18/12

A USDA official says crop insurance companies are prepared for potential claims related to this year's drought conditions. (Rod Bain and Risk Management Agency Administrator Bill Murphy)

USDA Officials Travelling To Fire And Drought Areas

7/18/12

USDA officials continue to visit and evaluate areas plagued by ongoing and potential disasters such as drought and wildfire. (Rod Bain and Risk Management Agency Administrator Bill Murphy)

 

How Will The Heat And Drought Affect Food Prices?

7/17/12

When, if ever, will consumers see higher food prices as a result of this summer's drought? (Gary Crawford and Joe Glauber)

Web Information Resources:

Emergency Preparedness and Response Page

USDA's Drought Page

 

Agricultural Weather Updates

 

ERS Website

For retail food price information and other factors.

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