Rep. Noem Highlights Importance of Livestock Disaster Programs on House Floor
July 24, 2012
Rep. Kristi Noem today spoke on the House floor to highlight the critical importance of livestock disaster programs to South Dakota producers. These programs expired in September of 2011, leaving producers uncovered during this drought year. Rep. Noem successfully inserted a reauthorization of the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP), the Livestock Forage Program (LFP) and the Emergency Livestock Assistance Program (ELAP) into the House Agriculture Committee-passed Farm Bill. The programs would also be retroactive to cover producers in this drought year. Rep. Noem called for action on a Farm Bill that would ensure livestock producers had these disaster programs available to them.