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10:27 am
Tue September 15, 2009

Texas Farmers May Seek Drought Help

Texas – Texas farmers and ranchers with livestock grazing losses due to drought or fire can seek federal help.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says producers may begin applying for benefits under the Livestock Forage Disaster Program.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Monday announced that applications would be accepted related to qualifying losses since 2008. The money comes from the Agricultural Disaster Relief Trust Fund.

The forage disaster program, for drought, involves losses on land that is native or improved pastureland with permanent vegetative cover or a crop planted specifically for grazing. Other rules apply.


On the Net:

www.fsa.usda.gov

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