Beebe announces grant program to help ranchers
UPDATE: The grant application may be downloaded here: http://www.uaex.edu/drought/ar_grant_application_08152012.pdf
LITTLE ROCK – Governor Mike Beebe today announced that he has set aside $2,000,000 from the Governor’s Disaster Fund to help Arkansas ranchers during the recent persistent drought conditions. The Livestock Assistance Grant Program will help cattle, sheep and goat producers, many of whom are finding it difficult to locate, grow or afford hay and other forage for their animals.
The program will be administered by the Arkansas Agriculture Department, and payments will be made on a per-head basis for qualifying livestock producers who apply in the next two weeks. Applications must be filed online, hand-delivered or postmarked by Wednesday, August 29. This program is not first-come, first-served. READ MORE …