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State legislators overwhelmingly agreed to send the aid to farmers whose crops were damaged in October’s historic rainfall and flooding. Johnson said while the flood was tragic for many, “it occurred during a time where we are in a financial position to provide aid,” particularly to the state’s No. 1 industry. “It is my hope that our farmers will receive this vital financial assistance and that everyone will understand that while it is them now, it could be another industry next,” Johnson said. “In either case, I believe that, as a state, we should do what we can to provide aid when aid is needed.” New Zion farmer Jeremy Cannon was not surprised at Haley’s veto. “I’m actually relieved Gov. Haley has finally vetoed the South Carolina Farm Aid Bill,” he said. “Now she can get out of the way and allow our legislators, who actually see our need and care to help, override her ineptitude and provide help to an industry desperately in need.” Johnson said the flood was truly “devastating to the individuals and businesses that were negatively impacted by it.” “Over the years, our state has done a lot financially to help several industries, especially in the area of economic development and the recruitment and retention of good jobs,” Johnson said. “I think this is a good practice, but I also think it was a good plan to provide aid to our farmers as they were hurt by the drought and then the flood.” “Apparently, by the size of the vote margin in both houses of the General Assembly, the vast majority of my colleagues concur,” Johnson added. Cannon said he was pleased with the House's override. "I think the vote by the House today was a vote for South Carolina, a vote of overwhelming support of agriculture in our state," he said. "It was a vote to do the right thing. The thought is hopefully the Senate will be able to vote on it (Wednesday) afternoon with resounding support and make the South Carolina Farm Aid Bill law."