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USDA to assist with drought-related livestock fees

Due to drought conditions, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will offer relief through the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-raised Fish Program to help farmers cover costs of hauling livestock to grazing acres.

This ELAP livestock hauling assistance is retroactive for 2021 and is available for losses in 2022 and subsequent years.

“Stakeholder input matters. After we rolled out updated ELAP policy last year to help cover the cost of hauling feed to livestock, thankful producers across the country expressed their appreciation for the expanded assistance and made suggestions to further improve the program,” said Zach Ducheneaux, FSA Administrator.

For much more on the current grain market situation, see the April 20 Cottonwood County Citizen and Citizen eEdition for much more on this story.

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