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(MissouriNET) - A livestock bill has been introduced in Washington addressing drought concerns by Missouri Senator Roy Blunt and Senate Ag committee Chair Debbie Stabenow. The bill would extend disaster assistance programs that expired at the end of the 2011 fiscal year.
Mike Deering with the Missouri Cattleman's Association says they joined up with several of the state's agriculture groups, sending a letter to Washington.
"We let 'em know we have to allocate funding for disaster assistance. Yeah, it's in the Farm Bill, but there's no funding for it," says Deering.
Senator Blunt says the drought has taken a devastating toll on farm families throughout Missouri and across the nation. Blunt says he won't stop fighting for critical disaster relief to get farmers and ranchers back on their feet.
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