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2016-01-28

Livestock producers report forage losses now

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Livestock producers in Bandera County who suffered grazing losses that occurred throughout 2015 due to drought or wildfire are reminded that they have until Feb. 1, to report their losses and to enroll in the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP).
LFP provides compensation to eligible livestock producers who suffered grazing losses for covered livestock due to drought on privately-owned or cash-leased land or fire on federally-managed land. Producers in Bandera County are eligible to apply for 2015 LFP benefits on small grain, native pasture, improved pasture, annual ryegrass or forage sorghum. Livestock producers are encouraged to contact the Bandera County FSA Office with any questions regarding specific forage crops that are eligible.
Livestock producers must complete the LFP application and required supporting documentation no later than Feb. 1 for losses that occurred throughout 2015. Producers who already have appointments scheduled require no additional action to meet the deadline.
Eligible livestock includes alpacas, beef cattle, buffalo, beefalo, dairy cattle, deer, elk, emus, equine, goats, llamas, poultry, reindeer, sheep or swine that have been or would have been grazing the eligible grazing land or pastureland.
For more information about LFP, contact the Bandera County FSA Office at 830-896-4911. To find a local FSA office, visit http://offices.usda.gov. Visit www.usda.gov/disaster to learn more about FSA disaster assistance programs.