AGRIBUSINESS: Farm Bill Disaster Assistance Opens Up

Sign-up begins Tuesday for USDA Disaster Assistance Programs restored by the 2014 farm bill.

In an announcement Tuesday Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says USDA worked to get the process running quickly to help producers that have gone for nearly two and a half years without assistance. And depending on the size and type of farm or ranch operation, some of the assistance helps producers who lost animals in that gap.

Farmers or ranchers that want to sign up for some of the renewed programs can go to their local farm service agency. Over 2,000 FSA offices around the country are ready to sign up eligible producers.

They have three to nine months to apply depending on the program or the year of the loss.