Livestock producers who have incurred eligible 2008 and/or 2009 eligible livestock death losses because of eligible adverse weather events should begin to compile their livestock death loss documentation.
"Livestock Indemnity Program provides compensation to eligible livestock producers who have incurred livestock death losses in excess of normal mortality, on or after January 1, 2008, and before October 1, 2011," says David Drake, acting state executive director for Ohio's Farm Service Agency. "Losses because of adverse weather, as determined by the Secretary during the calendar year, including blizzards, disease, extreme cold, extreme heat, floods, hurricanes, and wildfires, are eligible for LIP", Drake stated.
To be eligible for assistance under LIP, each livestock producer must provide verifiable documentation of livestock deaths. Adequate documentation must be provided that proves 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 about the LIP, contact your local FSA office.