Friday, July 27, 2012

Livestock and Specialty Crop Producer Disaster Relief Bills Surface in Congress

To date, three agriculture disaster relief bills have been introduced in the U.S. Congress (one in the Senate and two in the House) that would provide relief for livestock and specialty crop producers who suffer losses due to the ongoing drought gripping much of the nation's mid-section (several such disaster assistance programs that were in the 2008 Farm Bill expired last year). Those bills (with links to the legislation) include:
If and how these bills could proceed through Congress, and whether a Farm Bill is linked to a disaster relief measure are uncertain, at best.  To read more of their fate and how negotiations on disaster relief and the Farm Bill are playing out on Capitol Hill, see here.

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