The Livestock Indemnity Program provides compensation to eligible livestock producers who have incurred livestock death losses in excess of normal mortality as a result of adverse weather.

Eligible disaster conditions include blizzards, disease, extreme cold, extreme heat, floods, hurricanes and wildfires.

Producers will need to contact their Farm Service Agency office to initiate a two step process.

1. File a notice of loss. The final dates to file a notice of loss are: Loss occurred in 2008, final date is Sept. 14, 2009. Losses occurring Jan. 1, 2009, through July 12, 2009, final date is Sept. 14, 2009. Loss occurred after July 13, 2009, and any subsequent losses, final date are 30 days after death is apparent.

2. Application for payment: Losses occurring in 2008 will need to be submitted by Sept. 14, 2009. Losses occurring in 2009 will need to be submitted by Jan. 30, 2010.

For more information on LIP documentation and program requirements, contact your local FSA office.