As conditions remain on the dry side, the potential for disaster assistance is being tracked by USDA’s Farm Service Agency. The agency’s Livestock Forage Disaster Program is tied to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Previously, program eligibility was determined on a county-by-county basis. Monthly payments for a county will be made available when a certain level of D2-to-D4 level drought occurs during the grazing period of April 15 through October 15. In 2020, one payment of $18 per head was made available to Burleigh, Morton and Oliver Counties in North Dakota. Full program details are available by contacting your local FSA office.
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