U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons (D-Del) sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on Aug. 27 urging the federal government to help poultry growers survive the emergency drought.


U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons (D-Del) sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on Aug. 27 urging the federal government to help poultry growers survive the emergency drought.

The severe drought in the Midwest has caused corn prices to go up by as much as 60 percent, making it harder for poultry growers to feed their flocks.

Some of the options the Senators listed to resolve the ongoing drought problem include: reprogramming funds, providing additional loan options, providing compensation for economic losses and enhancing corn supplies.

See the attached file for the complete letter.