TITLE

USDA meat purchase to assist livestock producers impacted by drought

PUB. DATE
August 2012
SOURCE
Delta Farm Press Exclusive Insight;8/13/2012, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
82081851

 

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