Livestock Forage Program signup now underway

 

“LFP covers eligible grazing losses due to drought and wildfire,” said Mike Idler, Crook County Farm Service Agency County Executive Director. Livestock producers who suffered grazing losses that occurred/occurring in 2016 due to drought or wildfire have until January 30, 2017 to report their losses and enroll in the Livestock Forage Disaster Program.

LFP provides compensation to eligible livestock producers who suffered grazing losses for covered livestock due to drought on privately-owned or cash-leased land or fire on federally-managed land. Producers in Crook County are eligible to apply for 2016 LFP benefits on native grass pasture and improved pasture.

Severe drought affects and/or wildfire conditions have created a need for livestock disaster assistance programs in Crook County. All livestock producers should contact the Crook County FSA Office to schedule an appointment to enroll in the program before the deadline.

Livestock producers must complete the LFP application and submit the required supporting documentation no later than January 30, 2017, for losses that occurred throughout 2016.

Eligible livestock includes alpacas, beef cattle, buffalo, beefalo, dairy cattle, deer, elk, emus, equine, goats, llamas, poultry, reindeer, sheep or swine that have been or would have been grazing the eligible grazing land or pastureland.

For more information about LFP, contact the Crook County FSA Office at 307 283-2870 ext. 2. To find a local FSA office, visit offices.usda.gov. Visit www.usda.gov/disaster to learn more about FSA disaster assistance programs.