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OK Agricultural Disaster Seminar

Brook Borden with Oklahoma Homeland Security says "Imagine what you would do if you went to the grocery store and knew you couldn't buy hamburger meat, or steak or chicken, or wheat you know bread, if everything was tainted, I mean you yourself what would Brook Borden with Oklahoma Homeland Security says "Imagine what you would do if you went to the grocery store and knew you couldn't buy hamburger meat, or steak or chicken, or wheat you know bread, if everything was tainted, I mean you yourself what would

Each year the agriculture industry brings billions to our economy, but what if that revenue suddenly dropped.

Agencies from across the country gathered today in Texas County to discuss how plausible a disaster is.

Experts in several fields focused on working through the current system for handling a disaster and assessing what it would mean for the economy.

Oklahoma Homeland Security Coordinatior Gary Davis says "They're are estimating that some where around 2000 responders would be needed here in all different aspects. It would take not days but weeks and months"

Officials say it would also affect the daily lives of citizens across the country

Brook Borden with Oklahoma Homeland Security says "Imagine what you would do if you went to the grocery store and knew you couldn't buy hamburger meat, or steak or chicken, or wheat you know bread, if everything was tainted, I mean you yourself what would you do, how would you eat"

Todays event was aimed at practicing polices for each agency from the moment of outbreak all the way to rebuilding the economy.

Organizers say they will continue to practice and update procedures so they will be prepared in a real emergency.

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