Deadline Approaching for Dairy Disaster Sign-up

Monday last day to apply for aid.

Dairy producers who suffered production losses in 2005, 2006 or 2007 have until Monday, May 5, 2008 to apply for benefits under the Dairy Disaster Assistance Program III.

This dairy program will provide $16 million in benefits to dairy producers for dairy production losses that occurred between Jan. 1, 2005, and Dec. 31, 2007, because of natural disasters. To be eligible, a producer's operation must be in a county designated a major disaster or emergency area by the president or declared a natural disaster area by the secretary of agriculture between Jan. 1, 2005, and Dec. 31, 2007.

Eligible producers can sign-up at their local USDA Farm Service Agency service center.

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