USDA meat purchase to assist livestock producers impacted by drought

August 2012
Delta Farm Press Exclusive Insight;8/13/2012, p2
The article reports on the plan of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to purchase up to 170 million U.S. dollars of pork, lamb, chicken, and catfish for federal food nutrition assistance programs. This move aims to help farmers, ranchers, small businesses and communities impacted by drought. The opening of USDA's Conservation Reserve Program to emergency haying and grazing in July 2012 is noted.


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