U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says staff, including representatives from USDA and FEMA, are on site and assessing damage historic Hurricane Ida inflicted on the gulf region this past week. As major export facilities announce significant damage, President Biden declared a major disaster declaration for Louisiana and an emergency declaration for Misissippi. Sec. Vilsack says progress is slowly being made on a plan for aid, noting difficulty with access to damaged areas to evaluate the impact. Read more on Vilsack’s plan to support producers.