Assistance for livestock losses due to arctic weather

If you have experienced livestock losses due to the arctic weather this week, there is disaster assistance available from USDA.

“The first program I would address would be the Livestock Indemnity Program. It’s a program that helps compensate them for livestock death. Ultimately, it pays 75 percent of the normal market value of that animal,” FSA’s Steve Peterson explains. “The second program that I’ll address is our Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish. Ultimately, this program really focuses and provides assistance where the Livestock Forage Disaster Program does not. So, LFD, or the Livestock Forage Disaster Program, covers grazing losses, where the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish actually helps pay assistance for feed losses or addition feed needs as a result of this winter storm.”

That program also helps producers cover the cost of snow removal in order to deliver hay and feed.

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