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USDA previews emergency relief assistance

Plans on assistance for losses due to 2022 events; additional payments on the way for livestock producers impacted by drought and wildfire in 2021

Press release

WASHINGTON — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced May 19 plans to roll out $3.7 billion in Emergency Relief Program and Emergency Livestock Relief Program assistance to crop and livestock producers who sustained losses due to a qualifying natural disaster event in calendar year 2022.

USDA is sharing early information to allow producers time to gather documents in advance of program delivery.

Through distribution of remaining funds, USDA is also concluding the 2021 ELRP program by sending payments in the amount of 20% of the initial ELRP payment to all existing recipients....


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