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Livestock Concerns Aired
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Thu May 1, 2014 09:04 AM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- More than 13,000 producers have applied for more than $9.4 million in Livestock Forage Disaster Program payments since USDA began accepting applications on April 15 and more than $4 million has already been disbursed, USDA Chief Economist Joe Glauber said Wednesday.

Testifying before a House Agriculture subcommittee hearing on the state of the livestock industry, Glauber said that retroactive livestock disaster payments for losses that have occurred since the expiration of the livestock disaster assistance programs for 2012 and 2013 are expected to total more than $2 billion.

That covers the Livestock Forage Disaster Program, the Livestock ...

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