Drought relief is being considered in Washington D.C. American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall would like farmers and ranchers to get help quickly. “I know the federal government is going help. Let’s don’t make it two years down the road after farmers have to sell their cattle. It’s not just the drought, it’s the availability of forage, whether you can even find it.” South Dakota Senator John Thune says lawmakers are trying. “This time of the year relief may require direct assistance. Whether it’s the WHIP+ program, haying and grazing Conservation Reserve Program acres or allowing cover crops to be harvested ahead of November 1, there’s a number of things that could done to help in a season of uncertainty.” Duvall and Thune were both at Dakotafest.
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