BISMARCK – North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Emergency Feed Transportation Program will disburse funds this week to eligible producers for a portion of their feed or livestock transportation expenses incurred between April 8, 2021, and Dec. 31, 2021.
“We opened the program last November after the drought drastically reduced forage production,” Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said. “Many producers had to purchase and transport supplemental feed, co-products or silage, or move breeding livestock to a feed source.”
The state emergency commission approved $2.5 million for the program last August. Nearly 350 producers applied for assistance and should receive approximately 48 percent of their eligible application costs.