Tester, Thune Lead Colleagues in Requesting Assistance for Livestock Producers Affected by Drought
Senators request expanded USDA relief for producers transporting livestock to feed
December 8, 2021
United States Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont) and John Thune (R-S.D.) this week led a bipartisan group of senators in urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) to address a gap in coverage under the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP). In September, USDA announced it would provide ELAP assistance for the cost of transporting feed to livestock, but producers who are transporting their livestock to feed are not eligible for the program.
"[W]e continue to hear from producers who have been severely affected by drought t...