Work continues at local Farm Service Agency offices on disaster programs. At the National Farmers Union annual Fly-In, FSA Administrator Zach Ducheneaux referenced the summer drought tour in North Dakota. “We heard the transport of freight was going to be an issue in the drought. With the support of Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack and the USDA, we could find flexibility in that. We rolled out an emergency assistance amendment to help farmers and ranchers pay for freight to get hay to the cattle, to keep herds together.” That program is called the Emergency Assistance for Livestock Program. The deadline for farmers to file an application for this year is January 31, 2022. For more about the program, contact your local FSA office.
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