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Livestock producers may get aid


September 19, 2018

Livestock producers in Linn, Benton, Lincoln and Lane counties have been approved for drought forage assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture due to the lack of rainfall and high temperatures this summer.

“This is a great opportunity for local livestock producers to receive assistance for the negative effects of the drought,” said Heather Tritt, USDA county executive director.

“Local producers have been additionally feeding all summer long and that has been affecting their bottom dollar.

“The livestock forage disaster program assistance is there to help alleviate some of...

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