WESTMINSTER — County livestock producers are eligible for federal aid because of the drought, officials announced last week.
The Emergency Feed Program was approved for county farmers, said Elizabeth A. Schaeffer, director of the county Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service.
A public meeting to explain the program is 7:30 p.m. Thursday at
the county Cooperative Extension Service office at the AgricultureCenter.
Officials also will discuss other aid programs available to county farmers.
The feed program provides federal aid to livestock producers who have suffered losses of at least 40 percent on their feed crops as a result of the drought. Benefits are provided for upto 50 percent of the cost of purchasing additional feed.