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Committee on AgricultureNutritionGeneral Farm Commodities and Risk ManagementLivestock and Foreign AgricultureCommittee on AppropriationsIntroducedDecember 2nd, 2009
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Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2009
To provide emergency disaster assistance to certain agricultural producers that suffered losses during 2009, to provide emergency disaster assistance to certain livestock producers that suffered losses during 2008 or 2009, and for other purposes.
Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2009 - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to: (1) make a supplemental direct commodity payment to eligible producers that previously received such a payment; (2) make grants to states to assist eligible specialty crop producers for losses associated with drought or excessive rainfall during 2009; (3) provide supplemental assistance to eligible producers and first-handlers of the 2009 crop of cottonseed in disaster counties; (4) continue to carry out the 2002 livestock compensation program and provide assistance to any applicant that conducts a livestock operation located in a disaster county or produces fish classified within the family Ictaluridae (catfish); and (5) make payments to eligible producers for livestock losses occurring in a disaster county.