Key programs are in place and are being developed to help Canada

The cattle and hog industry have been calling on federal provincial governments for assistance in coping with a variety of issues including high feed costs.

Federal Ag Minister Gerry Ritz says they are giving livestock producers for loans of up to 2.3 Billion dollars through an Advanced Payment Program of which the first 100,000 dollars per producer is interest free.

Ritz adds 1 and a half billion dollars is being delivered to producers through the CAIS, Agri-Stability, Agri-Invest and the 600 million dollar Kick-Start program.