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Livestock indemnity program announced
Aug 26, 2009 | 756 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
As of July 13, eligible ranchers and livestock producers can begin applying for benefits through the Livestock Indemnity Program provided in the 2008 Farm Bill.  

“This program will provide livestock producers with a vital safety net to help them overcome the damaging financial impact of natural disasters,” said Darren Pruski, Executive Director for USDA Farm Service Agency in Live Oak/McMullen County.  

The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) provides assistance to producers for livestock deaths that result from disaster. LIP compensates livestock owners and contract growers for livestock death losses in excess of normal mortality due to adverse weather, including losses due to hurricanes, floods, blizzards, disease, wildfires, extreme heat and extreme cold. Eligible losses must have occurred on or after Jan. 1, 2008, and before Oct. 1, 2011.  

The following provides the final dates to file a notice of loss and/or application for payment for either 2008 or 2009 livestock losses. If the death of livestock occurred in the 2009 calendar year the date to submit an application for payment is Sep. 13, 2009. If the death of livestock occurred between Jan.1-July 12, 2009 the final date to file a notice of loss is Sep. 13 and the final date to submit an application for payment is Jan. 20, 2010. If the death of the livestock occurs between July 13-Dec. 31, 2009 the final date to file a notice of loss is 30-days after the death is apparent and final date to submit an application for payment is Jan. 30, 2010.

Specific provisions for the other supplemental agricultural disaster assistance programs authorized by the 2008 Act will be implemented through separate rulemakings and announced at a later date.
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