July 23, 2012
USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan, left, discusses drought-affected peanuts with Wilbon Gregg, owner of the non-irrigated field. Merrigan visited farms in south Georgia Monday to view the damage of Georgia’s third straight drought year and report to the USDA secretary and President Obama.
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As Georgia suffers a drought, USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan says any farm bill is better than none.