Omaha is site of USDA drought workshop

The USDA will hold the first of four regional drought workshops Tuesday in Omaha.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will be on hand, along with other federal, state and local officials, to discuss resources available to assist with drought recovery efforts.

Other workshops are planned for Pueblo, Colorado; Pine Bluff, Arkansas; and a community to be designated in Ohio.  Those dates have not yet been announced.

The USDA says it is working closely with the Department of Commerce, the Small Business Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to facilitate the drought meetings.

Today, Secretary Vilsack will visit a farm near Lewis, Iowa, where he will announce additional conservation acres for wildlife enhancement programs in 20 states.

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