From left: Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Senator Ben Nelson, Nebraska, a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry and Dayle Williamson, State Agriculture Representative for Senator Nelson at a town hall meeting at the Marina Inn in South Sioux City, Nebraska Friday, June 17, 2011, on the floodwaters along the Missouri River affecting Iowa and Nebraska. The goal of the meeting with the producers and community leaders is to get a firsthand look and provide information back to Washington to better deliver disaster programs quickly to effectively respond to this disaster. The meeting provided the information necessary for USDA agencies to implement programs to assist producers as they assess recovery efforts. USDA administers many programs to assist with recovery in rural areas reeling from natural disasters. USDA Photo by Bob Nichols.