USDA has announced that livestock producers have until July 18, 2008 to enroll in the 2005 – 2007 Livestock Compensation (LCP). Signup began on September 10, 2007, for the program that provide aid to livestock producers who suffered eligible livestock or livestock feed losses between January 1, 2005 to December 30, 2007, because of a natural disaster.
LCP provides payments to eligible livestock owners who suffered feed losses or increased feed costs because of an approved natural disaster. Assistance under LCP is based on the numbers of eligible livestock owned on the approved disaster dates and the amount of pasture losses or added feed cost the producer suffered.
More information about LCP is available on line at: http://disaster.fsa.usda.gov. The Farm Service Agency is requesting interested producers to contact the FSA office to set up an appointment if they would like to apply for LCP. Applications may be made at the Mason-Llano County FSA Office, 1224 Austin Street., Mason, TX 76856, phone 325-347-5740 ext 2.
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