Drought recovery workshop set for Pine Bluff, Ark.

PINE BLUFF, Ark. -- The Delta Regional Authority and state and federal agriculture officials are holding a workshop in Pine Bluff, Ark. focusing on drought recovery assistance.

The workshop will take place at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is scheduled to participate via video.

Delta Regional Authority co-chairman Chris Masingill says the Delta region was hit hard by this year's drought _ particularly farmers, small businesses and rural communities.

The workshop will outline resources that are available to assist with drought recovery.