The USDA Under Secretary for the Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service, Michael Scuse returned to Missouri Thursday (4/17) in Richmond as the USDA begins sign ups for disaster assistance programs, reestablished and strengthened by the 2014 farm bill.
Michael served as Deputy Under Secretary for the FFAS mission area from 2009 to 2011. Before joining the USDA, Scuse was Secretary of Agriculture for Delaware from May 2001 to September 2008 when Governor Ruth Ann Miller named him as her chief of staff. From 1996 to 2001, Scuse served as chairman of the Kent County regional Planning Commission and chairman of USDA’s FSA State Committee. In addition to serving as NASDA vice president while agriculture secretary, Scuse was also president of the Northeast Association of State Departments of Agriculture.
To listen to KMZU’s Josh Brunscher talk with Michael about the available assistance programs and how to sign up for them, click below.
Programs available include Livestock Forage, Livestock Indemnity, Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, Farm-Raised Fish and the Tree Assistance Program.