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Stock Growers Executive Says Group Has Good Meeting With Under Secretary

Stock Growers Executive Says Group Has Good Meeting With Under Secretary

 

USDA Undersecretary Michael Scuse, Senator Tim Johnson and state officials toured blizzard ravaged areas of Western South Dakota this week and met with producers affected by the storm.  Stock Grower’s Executive Director Silvia Christen says about 40 of their group’s members visited with the Under Secretary.

Christen says Under Secretary Scuse talked about help through EQIP for carcass removal and rebuilding and about farm service agency program assistance. She says the total effects of the storm won’t be known for some time as estimates of between 15 and 30,000 dead cattle are adding up..

Christen encourages everyone to write their elected officials and let them know that passage of a farm bill containing the livestock indemnity program is critical and needs to be done as soon as possible.

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