Wednesday, October 5, 2022

FSA to Update South Dakota Ranchers on Disaster Programs


The following is a press release from the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association:

Rapid City – Ranch families are invited to attend any of four community gatherings to be held in Eagle Butte, Union Center, Hermosa, and Interior on April 14 and 15. At each meeting, a free meal will be followed by presentations from Farm Service Agency (FSA) officials with details about the Livestock Disaster Program application process set to begin April 15. 

FSA officials will provide details about reporting and documentation requirements, information about how the disaster programs will be administered and answer questions from producers. 

The 2014 Farm Bill signed into law fully funded Livestock Disaster Programs including the Livestock Indemnity Program and Livestock Forage Program that provide financial support to producers who suffered losses in the October blizzard and droughts of 2012 and 2013. 

Community Gatherings will be held at the following locations: 

Eagle Butte. SD

LandMark Hall

Monday, April 14 beginning at 6:30pm 

Hermosa, SD

Custer County Fairgrounds

Monday, April 14 beginning at 6:30pm

Union Center, SD

Central Meade Co Community Center

Tuesday, April 15 beginning at 6:30pm 

Interior, SD

Interior Volunteer Fire Hall

Tuesday, April 15 beginning at 6:30pm 

These gatherings are jointly hosted by USDA Farm Service Agency, Intertribal Agriculture Council, SD Cattlemen's Association, SD Farmers Union, SD Farm Bureau, SD Sheep Growers Association, and SD Stockgrowers Association with the generous support of Ag United, First Interstate Bank of Sturgis, South Dakota Dairy Producers, Rushmore Electric Power Cooperative, West River Electric Assoc, DakotaLand Feeds, Central Life Sciences, SDSU Extension – West River Ag Center, and the SD Soybean Research and Promotion Council.

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For over 120 years the mission of the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association has remained unchanged, “to promote and protect the South Dakota livestock industry.” The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association is a grassroots organization representing independent livestock producers on local, state and national policies that impact the livestock industry.


Source:  South Dakota Stockgrowers Association

Posted by Haylie Shipp


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