Texas Farmers Eligible for Federal Drought Aid

September 16, 2009

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.

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