Avian Flu Funding

By: Amy Gleason
By: Amy Gleason

There's no word as to how or when the farmers will get their money. Congressman Bob Goodlatte says that's the next step, figuring out the most farmer friendly way to distribute it.

Goodlatte says the amount being returned to farmers isn't enough. He feels since the state called for the eradication of the birds, it should help pick up the tab.

'The amount of money that's coming from the federal government does not cover all of the losses the farmers have suffered and therefore I hope the state will also step up to the plate and provide some additional help to the folks who have suffered very severe economic losses," said Goodlatte.

One family TV-3 spoke to says this money may be too little, too late for them. The Wright family says they've lost too much and worry they'll get the flu again.

Area farmers will receive more than $69 million. That's roughly half of the estimated losses.


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