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Lawmakers Seek to Change Livestock Disaster Aid

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Legislative, Livestock

livestockTwo bills introduced in Congress seek to make changes to livestock programs, specifically changing the way help to ranchers is administered during a disaster.

The legislation includes four bills to make changes to the Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency’s Livestock Indemnity Program and Emergency Conservation Program.

Republican Senator Jerry Moran of Kansas introduced the legislation in the Senate, while Republican House Member Roger Marshall, also of Kansas, introduced the legislation in the House.

Moran says two of the bills address payment limits.

The other two bills address how the program is administered, including for fencing repairs and selling livestock.

The two lawmakers say the bills were crafted and introduced based on feedback following southwest Kansas wildfires earlier this year, the Anderson Creek fire and many other recent natural disasters.

From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.