NFU Thankful for Farm Bill, Livestock Disaster Programmes17 February 2014
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has expressed the NFU's thanks for the disaster programs included in the recently passed Farm Bill.
“The purpose and benefits of the recently enacted farm bill are evident once again with the extreme drought in California," said Mr Johnson.
"Farmers, ranchers and growers are suffering through very difficult conditions. Fortunately the 2014 Farm Bill includes permanently authorized disaster programs to help those most in need. President Obama has wisely expedited the implementation of these programs, which will be made available retroactive to losses suffered in 2012 and 2013.
“Sound agriculture policy, like the livestock disaster programs, are the among the reasons NFU supported the 2014 Farm Bill. I applaud the work of the President and USDA in getting the livestock disaster programs up and running in a time when they’re truly needed.”
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