Help Available Through USDA Livestock Forage Disaster Program
Source: Wilcox Range News; By: Carol Case
Thu, 2010-01-14 09:33
USDA program to assist farmers and ranchers
The 2008 Farm Bill authorized the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) to provide compensation to eligible livestock producers who have suffered grazing losses for covered livestock on land that is native or improved pastureland with permanent vegetative cover or is planted specifically for grazing. The grazing losses must be due to a qualifying drought condition during the normal grazing period for the county.
LFP also provides compensation to eligible livestock producers who have suffered grazing losses on rangeland managed by a Federal agency if the eligible livestock producer is prohibited by the Federal agency from grazing the normal permitted livestock on the managed rangeland due to a qualifying fire.
The grazing losses must have occurred on or after Jan. 1, 2008, and before Oct. 1, 2011.
To learn more about this program and your eligibility, link here.