March 6, 2014

Livestock producers affected by severe drought urged to keep good records

Val Dolcini, California State Executive Director for U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA), today repeated his appeal to livestock producers affected by California’s drought to keep thorough records.  This includes livestock and feed losses, and any additional expenses that are a result of losses to purchased forage or feed stuff.”The 2014 Farm Bill provides a strong farm safety net to help ranchers during these difficult times,” said Dolcini. “We’ll provide producers with information on new program requirements, updates and signups as the information becomes available. In the meantime, I urge producers to keep thorough records. We know this disaster has caused serious economic hardships for our livestock producers and we’ll do all we can to assist in their recovery.” Read More

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