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Gov. Stitt working to help Green Country farmers affected by flooding

Posted at 1:33 PM, Jun 11, 2019

Gov. Kevin Stitt is working with the government to help Green Country farmers affected by flooding.

On Monday, Stitt met with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, in Washington, D.C. They discussed Oklahoma agriculture and how the state and federal government can work together to support Green Country farmers and ranchers.

President Donald Trump signed legislation that provides $3 billion for farmers in need of financial support as they begin the long recovery process.

“I was honored to meet with Secretary Perdue as we talked about ways to move Oklahoma forward and support our hard-working farmers and ranchers that are a staple for both our state and national economy,” said Stitt. “I applaud Secretary Perdue and President Trump who have been champions for our farmers and ranchers across the country and key players in helping secure $3 billion in federal resources for our farmers who have experienced significant damage to their operations in the past few months. I also look forward to working with Secretary Perdue as our state works to become the number one location for future job opportunities related to rural Oklahoma and the ag-based economy.”

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