USDA WILL BEGIN EXPEDITING LIVESTOCK DISASTER PROGRAMS

U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today announced that after her strong urging, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will expedite implementation of the livestock disaster programs reauthorized in the 2014 Farm Bill. On April 14, the USDA will begin accepting applications for the livestock disaster assistance for losses dating back to October of 2011. Payments will be made to livestock producers on a rolling basis until the backlog of claims are processed

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