Trump signs $19 billion disaster relief bill
Along with Puerto Rico, a number of states, including California, Georgia, Florida, and Iowa, will receive aid through this package after being ravaged by hurricanes, wildfires, flooding, and earthquakes. Although the exact details of the bipartisan relief package have yet to be released, a brief summary can be found here and provides a picture of how the money will be distributed.
So, what does this mean for pecans?
Well, pecan growers across the pecan belt—specifically in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Alabama, and California—can expect to receive some funds to mitigate the losses they experienced due to storms. The relief package also includes funds to rebuild infrastructure, assist in community healing, and restore watersheds as a prevention effort for future flooding and storms.