Letter requests federal support to rural areas for COVID-19 response

A bipartisan group of 24 senatorsĀ is asking FEMA to coordinate with USDA and the Interior DepartmentĀ to deploy federal workers trained in emergency response to rural communities overwhelmed by the pandemic. The Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management are “uniquely qualified,” the senators wrote. Link is to PDF of the letter. Thanks to Politico’s MorningAgriculture report for the tip.