The USDA Farm Service Agency announced Wednesday afternoon expedited assistance for farmers and other producers facing losses due to the drought.
Under a new, streamlined program, Secretary Tom Vilsack designated 1,016 counties in the midwest for the assistance based on what's called the drought monitor.
Acting Administrator for the FSA, Juan Garcia has the details....
Juan Garcia, Acting Administrator of the Farm Service Agency. Secretary Vilsack this (wed) afternoon called on Congress to pass a five-year reauthorization of all agriculture programs before September 30th, when the current authorization expires.
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