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USDA programs offered to agriculture producers impacted by drought or natural disasters

todayMay 18, 2022

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 Kerr County agricultural producers who feel that their operations have been impacted by drought or natural disaster events in 2020 0r 2021 may be eligible for emergency relief payments to help offset crop losses.

The USDA recently announced that commodity and specialty crop producers are being offered a series of USDA programs to assist with recovery efforts as well as provide risk management and resilience training.

Some of the programs include:  Emergency assistance for livestock, honey bees and farm-raised fish; Tree assistance;  Conservation and emergency forest restoration;  Haying and grazing of conservation reserve program acreage;  Forage disaster programs and Environmental quality incentives.

Timelines for farmers wishing to file reports on their respective losses vary by program or coverage. 

For more information, visit https://www.farmers.gov/protection-recovery/drought, or contact the local FSA office.

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USDA programs offered to agriculture producers recently impacted by wildfire damage

Kerr County officials want to get the word out to any county agricultural producer who may have been recently impacted by wildfire damage that there are USDA programs being offered to assist in recovery efforts.  The United States Department of Agriculture is also offering various programs that can aid in management guidance for future risks. According to Kerr County Emergency Management Coordinator Dub Thomas it is crucial that safety is […]

todayMay 18, 2022


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