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Disaster assistance signups begin

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced eligible farmers and ranchers can sign up for U.S. Department of Agriculture disaster assistance programs restored by passage of the 2014 Farm Bill.

"We implemented these programs in record time and kept our commitment to begin sign-up today," said Vilsack. "To ensure enrollment goes as smoothly as possible, dedicated staff in more than 2,000 Farm Service Agency offices across the country are doing everything necessary to help producers that have suffered through two and a half difficult years with no assistance because these programs were awaiting Congressional action.”

Depending on the size and type of farm or ranch operation, eligible producers can enroll in one of four programs administered by the Farm Service Agency.

For the full story and other local stories, read the Tuesday, April 22, 2014 edition of the Lassen County Times.

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