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FSA provides assistance for livestock losses from heat wave

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Livestock producers who incur eligible livestock death losses due to the recent extreme temperatures and other adverse weather events may be eligible for the USDA Farm Service Agency’s Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP). LIP provides assistance to livestock owners and contract growers who experience livestock death losses in excess of normal mortality due to natural disasters.
For livestock losses that occur in calendar year 2011, producers will have until, the earlier of, 30 days after the livestock loss become apparent to file a notice of loss to FSA, or no later than October 31, 2011. In addition, producers will have until January 30, 2012, to apply for payment.
Adequate documentation must prove the death of eligible livestock occurred as a direct result of an eligible adverse weather event in the calendar year for which benefits are being requested. If adequate verifiable proof of death records documentation is not available, a livestock producer may provide reliable records, along with verifiable beginning and ending inventory, as proof of death.
Certifications of livestock deaths by third parties, who are not affiliated with the farming operation, may be accepted only if verifiable proof of death records or reliable proof of death records is not available. Verifiable beginning and ending inventory records are also required with such third party certifications.
Producers need to contact their local FSA County Offices to sign up for LIP.