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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

Programs offer assistance during drought

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced new flexibility and assistance in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s major conservation programs to get much-needed help to livestock producers as the most wide-spread drought in seven decades intensifies in the United States. Vilsack also announced plans to encourage crop insurance companies to provide a short grace period for farmers on unpaid insurance premiums, as some farming families can be expected to struggle to make ends meet at the close of the crop year.

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