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Russell Nemetz Important Disaster Assistance Programs to Keep in Mind
by Russell Nemetz, click here for bio

Program: Land & Livestock Report
Date: October 16, 2017

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Hi everybody it’s time for your Land and Livestock Report here on the Ag Information Network of the West-I’m Russell Nemetz.

For farmers and ranchers affected by drought, wildfire or other disasters there are some important programs through the Farm Service Agency with quickly approaching deadlines to keep in mind.

The three programs include:

The Livestock Forage Disaster Program compensates producers who have suffered grazing losses for livestock on pasture due to a drought. o be eligible for assistance 2017 acreage reports are required to be filed for all eligible land no later than Nov. 15, 2017. Producers than have until Jan. 30, 2018 to complete their LFP application. Additional information can be found Here.

The Emergency Livestock Assistance Program (ELAP) provides assistance to producers of livestock, honeybees and farm-raised fish to cover losses due to adverse weather events such as wildfires, blizzards, disease and blizzards. ELAP covers losses that are not covered under other programs such as LFP. Again 2017 acreage reports are required to be filed for all eligible land by Nov. 15, 2017. Producers who suffer eligible losses must file a notice of loss and an application for payment by Nov. 1, 2017. Additional information can be found Here.

Lastly, the Emergency Loan Program is available to producers in counties designated as or contiguous to natural disaster areas. Producers have 8 months from the date of disaster designation to apply for low-interest emergency loans for the following purposes.

Producers interested in applying for any of these programs should contact their local FSA office to set up an appointment and be sure to get their acreage reports completed.

That’s your Land and Livestock Report-I’m Russell Nemetz.

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