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Northey Announces Change to Livestock Indemnity Program


USDA Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey announced an administrative clarification to the Livestock Indemnity Program, which allows agricultural producers who have lost livestock to disease resulting from a weather disaster an additional way to become eligible for the key USDA disaster assistance program.

In the event of disease, this change by USDA’s Farm Service Agency authorizes local FSA county committees to accept veterinarian certifications that livestock deaths were directly related to adverse weather and unpreventable through good animal husbandry and management. The committees may then use this certification to allow eligibility for producers on a case-by-case basis for LIP.

LIP provides benefits to agricultural producers for livestock deaths in excess of normal mortality caused by adverse weather, disease or by attacks by animals reintroduced into the wild by the federal government. Eligible weather events include earthquakes, hail, tornadoes, hurricanes, storms, blizzard and flooding.

Producers interested in LIP or other USDA disaster assistance programs should contact their USDA service center.

Source: Kansas Farmer

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