Drought Relief for Organic Ruminant Producers

 Oct 7, 2016 11:39:00 PM

In September 2016, Secretary Vilsack designated several counties located in the northeast United States as primary or contiguous drought disaster areas. As a result, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Administrator Elanor Starmer granted a temporary variance forthe 2016 grazing season to livestock producers located in certain counties in the northeastern U.S.


Here is a current list of Approved Temporary Variances for organic ruminant producers. This list provides more information on the counties and specific restrictions of the temporary variances.