Another push for ag disaster relief

Author: Mike Williams | Posted: 1/30/2013

On Friday January 25th, Senators Max Baucus (D-MT), Roy Blunt (R-MO), and Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) made another attempt at a disaster relief bill for livestock and specialty crop producers. The Senators introduced S. 141 which would extend a number of 2008 Farm Bill disaster programs including the Livestock Indemnity Program, the Livestock Forage Program, Emergency Livestock Assistance program, Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program and the Tree Assistance Program. Together these programs would cost $763 million if passed by Congress.