Missouri Dairy Business UpdateCommercial Agriculture
Volume 2, Number 9

September 2002

USDA Drought Payments available for Every Dairyman in Missouri

Missouri Farm Service Agency just announced that every dairy and beef farmer in Missouri is able to apply for drought assistance payments, starting October 1, 2002.

Here are the assistance rates:

Adult dairy cattle (cows and bulls)$31.50 per head
Dairy replacement heifers and steers (500 lbs. and over)$13.50 per head

For more information check the FSA website at: http://www.fsa.usda.gov/mo/02_releases/09-19-2002.htm or contact your local FSA office.

For more information about the drought, including maps, check out the following site: http://www.drought.unl.edu/dm/monitor.html

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