Apr 19, 2014
Home| Tools| Events| Blogs| Discussions Sign UpLogin

New Mexico Senators: Federal Drought Aid to be Expedited

February 18, 2014
 
 

New Mexico's two U.S. senators say ranchers will soon be able to sign up for drought disaster aid made available through the federal farm law signed last week.

Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich say the assistance is being expedited. Signups will begin in 60 days.

Across the West, livestock producers have been struggling with several years of drought. In New Mexico, conditions reached unprecedented levels last year.

The senators say New Mexico's statewide herd size has been reduced by 50 percent as a result of the last few years of drought.

The federal assistance is aimed at helping ranchers who had grazing and livestock losses due to drought.

The farm law makes assistance retroactive and renews the disaster aid program for another 10 years.

Source: Associated Press

See Comments


 
Log In or Sign Up to comment

COMMENTS

No comments have been posted



Name:

Comments:

Receive the latest news, information and commentary customized for you. Sign up to receive the AgWeb Daily eNewsletter today!.

 
 
Enter Zip Code below to view live local results:
bayer
 
 
The Home Page of Agriculture
© 2014 Farm Journal, Inc. All Rights Reserved|Web site design and development by AmericanEagle.com|Site Map|Privacy Policy|Terms & Conditions