South Dakota SURE Program in Effect

As of January 5, 2010 South Dakota producers are eligible for the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) program.
Senator John Thune made the announcement following the approval of the program through the 2008 Farm Bill. Payments will be made until September 30, 2011.
“The Farm Safety net is designed to give farmers and ranchers a measure of peace of mind when natural disaster strikes,” Thune explained. “Permanent disaster programs provide assurance that needed disaster funding will not be held up by political gamesmanship in Washington.”
The program will benefit producers because the money will be available immediately from the state.
Those eligible include producers with land in counties with a USDA Secretarial Disaster Designation and countiguous counties. Producers outside the counties with crop production that is less than 50 percent normal is also eligible.
Contact your local Farm Service Agency for more information.
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