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Assistance for Farmers and Ranchers who suffer Losses Due to Natural Disasters

 

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USDA Announces Assistance for Farmers and Ranchers who suffer Losses Due to Natural Disasters

2009 Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program Application Period Begins on January 10, 2011

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2010 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the sign-up period for the 2009 crop year Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program begins on Jan. 10, 2011. SURE is one of five disaster programs included in the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 that provides assistance to farmers and ranchers who have suffered losses due to natural disasters.

“This program provides a tremendous amount of assistance to producers who have suffered from natural disasters, and is part of the ‘safety net’ designed to assist farmers and ranchers who feed America and the world,” Vilsack said. “USDA encourages producers who suffered losses during the 2009 crop year to visit their local FSA office to learn more about the SURE program.”

To be eligible for SURE a farm must have:

Producers considered socially disadvantaged, a beginning farmer or rancher, or a limited resource farmer may be eligible for SURE without a policy or plan of insurance or NAP coverage.

For more information on the 2009 SURE program, visit any FSA county office or http://www.fsa.usda.gov/sure [2].

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