Title 6: Agriculture
Chapter 1: GENERAL POWERS; SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND MARKETS
6 V.S.A. § 19. Emergency livestock feed program
§ 19. Emergency livestock feed program
(a) An emergency livestock feed program is established. The secretary of agriculture, food and markets is hereby authorized to administer an emergency livestock feed program to distribute funds to farmers who live in a county designated a natural disaster area by presidential declaration.
(b) The secretary shall adopt rules to implement this program, and to disburse funds from time to time appropriated by the general assembly. The rules shall include an application format, review process, eligibility criteria, and payment rates.
(c) The secretary may recoup program payments from an individual who makes a fraudulent claim to the program and may issue an administrative penalty under section 15 of this title to a claimant for each violation of this section or rule adopted under its provisions. (Added 1997, No. 66 (Adj. Sess.), § 59, eff. Feb. 20, 1998; amended 1999, No. 1, § 98, eff. March 31, 1999; 2003, No. 42, § 2, eff. May 27, 2003.)