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South Dakota Senator Says Farm Bill Extension Won’t Provide Disaster Relief

South Dakota Senator Says Farm Bill Extension Won’t Provide Disaster Relief

 

Extending the present farm bill won’t provide any assistance to West River South Dakota ranchers hurt by the October Blizzard.  South Dakota Senator John Thune says because of that it’s important conferees agree to a new five year farm bill.

Thune says he’s spoken to Senate farm bill conferees and is hoping they’ll be able to finish up the farm bill before the end of the year.

He says the livestock indemnity provision contained in both versions of the farm bill would help the state’s livestock producers although it won’t make them whole.

Thune says there will be more pressure for a farm bill extension if a final 5 year package isn’t reached by the end of this year or early next year.

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