The Livestock Disaster portion of the new farm bill was put on fast track with sign up beginning on Tuesday. South Dakota State Farm Service Agency Executive Director Craig Schaunaman says USDA Undersecretary Michael Scuse has been stopping at offices and holding producer meetings in the Western part of the state that was hit by last October’s blizzard. Schaunaman says Scuse met Tuesday with producers in Belle Fourche.
Nebraska Farmers Union President John Hansen says USDA Undersecretary Krysta Harden is in Nebraska today meeting with producers about the livestock disaster program.
Western South and North Dakota and Northwest Nebraska were all impacted with last October’s blizzard that killed tens of thousands of livestock.