If you are a livestock producer who wants to request assistance for losses suffered from October 1, 2011 through December 31, 2014, the deadline to apply for assistance is fast approaching. The deadline to apply is January 30, 2015.
Assistance is available via two programs: the Livestock Indemnity Program and the Livestock Forage Disaster Program.
The Livestock Indemnity Program provides financial assistance to eligible producers for livestock deaths due to adverse weather, extreme temperatures, disease, wildfires, or attacks by animals re-introduced into the wild by the federal government or protected by federal law, including wolves and avian predators.
The Livestock Forage Disaster Program provides financial compensation to livestock producers that suffered grazing loss due to drought or fire. Qualifying droughts are based upon the U.S. Drought Monitor severity ratings and qualifying fires are those on rangeland managed by a federal agency and normally permitted for grazing.
Contact your local FSA office for more information on whether you potentially qualify, the types of records required to document losses, and any other questions you may have.
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