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Agricultural Disaster Assistance

By Dennis A. Shields

Abstract

This report has four sections. The first describes recent developments in weather and policy. The second provides an overview of the current USDA disaster assistance programs: federal crop insurance, NAP payments, and emergency disaster loans. The third section discusses the now expired disaster programs under the 2008 farm bill, specifically Supplemental Revenue, Assistance Payments Program (SURE), and four other smaller disaster programs. The fourth section briefly reviews the potential reauthorization of disaster programs proposed in both House and Senate versions of the 2013 farm bill. An appendix reviews the recent history of emergency supplemental farm disaster assistance and USDA administrative actions

Topics: Agricultural credit, Agricultural productivity, Disaster insurance, Disaster relief
Publisher: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
Year: 2014
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