Please contact the speaker directly to follow up on any particular piece of this call. As is stated in the call, we will continue to deal with more and more natural disaster situations with the reality of Climate Change upon us and the government doesn’t seem to be making much progress toward more effective management.
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In Colorado, epic late September rains flooded fields with roaring rivers and pollutants, destroying crops and infrastructure, and washing the priceless soil away. In South Dakota, an early October blizzard dropped four feet of snow. Farmers and ranchers are still searching for their cattle and burying the tens of thousands that did not survive—a devastating financial loss, with an even greater emotional toll. To make matters worse, the agencies that farmers rely on after natural disasters were closed in the government shutdown. Though our government employees are finally getting back to work, important farm programs are still not in operation because the Farm Bill was allowed to expire.