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Cattle producers reminded of disaster program

Missouri Cattlemen’s Association members should know that assistance for grazing losses is now available through the Livestock Forage Disaster Program, said Mike Deering, MCA executive vice president.

Deering said the Agricultural Act of 2014 makes the program permanent and provides retroactive authority to cover eligible losses back to Oct. 1, 2011. The program will provide payments to eligible producers for grazing losses that have occurred since the expiration of the livestock disaster assistance programs in 2011 and including calendar years 2012, 2013 and 2014.

“Enrollment for LFP began on April 15 and producers have until January 2015 to apply for their 2012 grazing losses,” Deering said. “I encourage producers affected by the 2012 drought to contact their local Farm Service Agency office to make an appointment to sign up for LFP.”

Deering said the program provides compensation to eligible livestock producers who have suffered grazing losses for eligible livestock on land that is native or improved pastureland with permanent vegetative cover or is planted specifically for grazing. The grazing losses must be due to a qualifying drought condition during the normal grazing period for the county.

For more information, visit http://disaster.fsa.usda.gov.

Date: 6/30/2014

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