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Strain Urges Livestock Producers to Enroll in Disaster Assistance Program

September 5, 2014



Baton Rouge, LA (September 5, 2014) – Livestock producers who  experienced   disaster-related losses since October 2011 are encouraged to apply for   assistance by Sept. 30, 2014.


“We urge these producers to contact their local Farm Service Agency   (FSA) office as soon as possible to check if they are eligible for   assistance, if needed,” said Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry   Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M.

If eligible, assistance must be secured by Sept. 30   as congressionally mandated payment reductions will take place for producers   who have not acted before that date.

Producers are encouraged to register, request an   appointment or begin a Livestock Forage Disaster Program application with   their county FSA office before Oct. 1, 2014 to lock in the current zero   percent sequestration rate.

As an additional aid to qualified producers applying   for LFP, the Farm Service’s Agency has developed an online registration that   enables farmers and ranchers to put their names on an electronic list before   the deadline to avoid reductions in their disaster assistance. This is an   alternative to visiting or contacting the county office. To place a name on   the Livestock Forage Disaster Program list online, visit