1.6 Million dollars of Federal relief money will find its way into the hands of farmers and ranchers hurt by last summers floods. The grant money was made available by the United States Department of Agriculture's Emergency Conservation Program after the passing of the Agriculture Appropriations Act, which set aside $122.7 million for national relief aid. Among other services, The Emergency Conservation Program aid money will help to remove debris, restore livestock fences and other conservation structures, as well as grade and shape farmland damaged by the flooding.

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