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Government Programs and Disaster Relief


Livestock Disaster Assistance Programs

USDA offers a variety of programs to help farmers, ranchers, communities, and businesses that have been hard hit by natural disaster events including drought and wildfires.

Wool Marketing Assistance Loans & Loan Deficiency Program

Money is available to wool producers through the Farm Bill in the form of Wool Marketing Assistance Loans (MAL’s) and Loan Deficiency Payments (LDP’s).

Where’s The Risk? A Livestock Risk Management Handbook

An Agricultural and Food Policy Center (AFPC) at Texas A&M University publication to help livestock producers address a variety of risks that may affect their operations. This handbook provides an overview of the risk management tools available to livestock producers.

USDA Pandemic Assistance Home

Pandemic Assistance for Producers

Visit for assistance programs and efforts for farmers, ranchers, and producers who felt the impact of COVID-19 market disruptions.

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