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Washington, DC —  Senator John Thune today signed on as an original cosponsor of legislation to provide emergency agriculture disaster assistance (S. 3991), which was offered as an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2007 Military Construction Appropriations bill in hopes of passing drought relief before the adjournment of the 109th Congress.

"I remain committed to exploring and exhausting every opportunity to get emergency relief to our farmers and ranchers in South Dakota who are grappling with the aftermath of the worst drought conditions since the Great Depression," Thune said. "The harvest season may have come to a close, but the crippling impact of a multi-year drought on our agriculture industry in South Dakota is far from over. I will continue to push for real relief for the farmers and ranchers whose products are the livelihood of their families' futures and the backbone of our state's economy."