House will act on livestock drought aid: Speaker Boehner

Reuters: The House of Representatives will act on aid to livestock producers hurt by the worst drought in half a century, Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday, but there was no agreement on how to do it with Congress a week away from its summer vacation. Two-thirds of the continental United States was under moderate to exceptional drought with 40 percent of U.S. counties declared agricultural disaster areas. While crop insurance will aid many growers, livestock producers with drought-stunted pastures......

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