Various politicos may try to take credit for their letters and pressure to make this relief happen and harass Secretary Vilsack for not doing enough. But Kloucek points out the simple fact that credit for this drought relief, allowing folks to conduct business activities on land on which they promised and are getting paid not to conduct business activities, goes to the Obama Administration.
Not that who gets the credit matters one whit right now to livestock producers hanging on for dear life.
Kloucek Encourages Concerned Citizens to Thank Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack for sopening up Wetland CRP for Haying and Grazing
Rep Frank Kloucek [Scotland] is asking citizens to thank Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack for opening up Wetland CRP Acres to Haying and Grazing. "This action by Vilsack should help many producers solidify their feed supplies and prevent wholesale liquidation of the nations cow herds," said Kloucek
The contact information for Vilsack is:
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack
1400 Independence Ave. S. W.
Washington DC 20250
Phone 202 720 3631
...and leave a message "Thank you Sec. Vilsack for opening up CRP Wetlands for haying and grazing!"
Email agsec@usda.GOV with the same message.
We should also thank South Dakota Executive Director for USDA Farm Service Agency Craig Schaunaman for his hard work and efforts to help our livestock producers on this issue," said Rep Kloucek
State Executive Director Farm Service Agency Craig Schaunaman
200 4th st. S.W.
Huron, South Dakota 57350-2431
Telephone 605 352 1160
"It is time we thank Sec Vilsack and our own state director of Farm Service Agency Craig Schaunaman for a job well done," concluded Kloucek [press release, August 10, 2012].