Eligible livestock producers have until January 31, 2012, to submit applications for eligible livestock grazing losses that occurred due to drought on or after January 1, 2011, and before December 31, 2011, according to the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP).
“Madison County is eligible for LFP for losses incurred due to drought,” said Mark G. Demott executive director for Madison County Farm Service Agency (FSA). “Producers must apply for benefits by Jan. 31, 2012, if a grazing loss was suffered in 2011.”
To be eligible, the applicant must have purchased insurance coverage through FSA’s Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP), purchased coverage through FCIC Rainfall Index Policies, or meet the waiver requirements as defined in the Food, Agriculture, Conservation and Trade Act of 1990, Section 2501 (e) (7 U.S.C. 2279(e)) to be a Socially Disadvantaged, Limited Resource, or Beginning Farmer or Rancher.
LFP program applicants should note that in addition to the risk management provisions, certain payment limitations and adjusted gross income eligibility requirements must be met in order to qualify for livestock disaster benefits.
For more information about FSA’s disaster assistance programs, visit the Madison County FSA office, or http://disaster.fsa.usda.gov.