SURE Implementation DiscussedFri, 20 Aug 2010 16:59:31 CDT
Congressman Early Pomeroy, Senator Kent Conrad and USDA Under Secretary Jim Miller joined Farm Service Agency officials and other members of the agricultural community in Mandan, North Dakota Friday to discuss implementation of the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program - known as SURE. Pomeroy, Conrad and Miller stressed that the implementation delays some have experienced have been alleviated and funds are getting to producers whose crops and livestock were damaegd. To date - about 174-million dollars have been paid for 2008 losses. By September 30th - they say a total of 250-million dollars in payments will be distributed.
Pomeroy said he's heard that the safety net programs are essential to keeping farmers and ranchers working when disaster strikes. He said permanent disaster programs help bring certainty to farmers and their financers.
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