Numerous farmers are still waiting on federal aid, that was promised after Hurricane Michael devastated the area. Ken Hickey, a fourth-generation farmer, is worried that he would have to mortgage everything his family has worked so hard to own. “I will not and I’m not going to mortgage every piece of property that my daddy and my grandparents have worked so hard to obtain … to keep going,” he said.
Without help from Washington and lawmakers, some local farmers fear they could be forced to sit out the upcoming planting season, sell off land or even leave agriculture for good.
Gov. Brian Kemp and U.S. Senators. David Perdue and Johnny Isakson have all made personal pleas to President Trump, and the latter two have met extensively with top Senate Democrats to try to find a way forward on the issue. But the legislation appears stalled for the foreseeable future.
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