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Vilsack Provides Update on Farm Bill Implementation


Vilsack headThe President signed the 2014 Farm Bill into law on February 7th,  and since then, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has made progress throughout all farm bill titles – according to Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack. The new farm bill supports critical economic development in rural America, Vilsack says,  which is why implementation is a priority for USDA. On April 15h – USDA announced disaster relief through the Livestock Indemnity Program and Livestock Forage Disaster Program. In 2008 – it took more than a year to set up disaster assistance programs – but this year – it took less than 10 weeks. As of May 1st – Vilsack says approximately 33,000 applications have been received and 16.3-million dollars in payments have been distributed.


USDA is now accepting applications to create web-based tools to help provide producers information on the ARC and PLC programs – along with the protection program for dairy and non-insured crop disaster assistance program. Visit USDA dot gov slash farm bill (www.usda.gov/farmbill) for updates on the implementation process.


Source: NAFB News service