September 16, 2014

Livestock disaster assistance sign up starts Tuesday

A portion of the Farm Bill regarding livestock loss disaster assistance that expired of 2011 was reinstated in the latest bill. Nebraska U-S Senator Mike Johanns this long awaited disaster assistance has finally arrived for livestock producers who experienced losses during the long drought or severe weather. The U-S Department of Agriculture will start signing up producers in the disaster assistance program on Tuesday, April 15th.

Those who experienced losses during the lapse of time can reach out to their Farm Service Agency Office. The assistance is retroactive.