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Help available from heat-wave losses

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Farm Services News By Claudia Baney

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 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 Oct. 31. In addition, producers will have until Jan. 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.
For more information on eligibility, stop by the Owenton Farm Service Center or call us at (502) 484-3979.
For more information on FSA programs contact Ronn Pelfrey, county executive director, at the Owenton Farm Service Center, 205 West Perry St., Owenton; (502) 484-3979.