USDA to Aid in Feed Costs for Western Livestock

Drought in Western states requires immediate emergency assistance

Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that they would be updating the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm-raised Fish Program to accommodate the severe drought conditions in the Western states. The USDA’s Farm Service Agency will be providing applications in the coming weeks for farmers to apply for money to cover livestock feed transportation costs.

“The duration and intensity of current drought conditions are merciless, and the impacts of this summer’s drought will be felt by producers for months to come,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “Today’s announcement is to provide relief as ranchers make fall and winter herd management decisions.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That Secretary Vilsack would seek God’s wisdom as he heads the USDA.
  • For the president and his advisors as they address the natural disasters affecting the United States.
  • For rain to ease the drought conditions.

Sources: Department of Agriculture


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