Producers Encouraged to Mitigate Risk, Take Advantage of Drought Relief

By Gail Ellis, Stillwater, OK – Welcome rains have fallen across the state in recent weeks, but much of Oklahoma is still in a drought.Oklahoma State University Extension has rounded up the following drought relief funding channels that are currently available to producers and noted some of the most important drought policies in effect during this challenging season.Water availability• Hauling water for livestock – Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm Raised Fish Program through the Farm Service Administration• Water projects – Oklahoma Emergency Drought Cost-Share Program through the Oklahoma Conservation Commission; deadline is Nov. 28 Livestock• Grazing damage from…

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