USDA Rolling Out New Cattle Protection Program

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) – It’s a level of protection Cattle producers have never had.

The USDA is rolling out the Weaned Calf Risk Protection program.

South Dakota is one of four states involved in the pilot program.

Lowell Mesman of the Farm Bureau says it covers a lot of the risks inherent to cattle production…

The Farm Bureau will hold informational meetings on the new program next Wednesday in Wall and Thursday in Mitchell.

Mesman says the signup deadline for the coverage is the end of January.