Sand bags along the Missouri River near the Marina Inn, South Sioux City, Nebraska, on Friday, June 17, 2011.. The Missouri river has flooded hundreds of acres in Nebraska and Iowa. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited the area along the Missouri River which included stops South Sioux City, Nebraska and Glenwood, Iowa. Secretary Vilsack met with the producers and community leaders is to get a firsthand look to gain the information necessary to better deliver disaster programs expeditiously to effectively respond to this disaster. The visits provided the information necessary for United States Department of Agriculture agencies to producers as they assess recovery efforts in rural areas reeling from a natural disaster. USDA and the entire federal family have been working with state and local officials to provide relief to residents, farmers, ranchers and businesses. USDA Photo by Bob Nichols.
May 21, 2014
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