Below are resources for those who have livestock losses as a result of this weekend’s blizzard. Both the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) and Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) are administered by your local FSA office, please contact them for assistance with this programs.
LIP: Provides benefits to livestock producers for livestock deaths in excess of normal mortality caused by eligible loss conditions, including eligible adverse weather, eligible disease and eligible attacks (attacks by animals reintroduced into the wild by the federal government or protected by federal law, including wolves and avian predators). LIP payments are equal to 75 percent of the market value of the applicable livestock on the day before the date of death of the livestock as determined by the Secretary
Information on LIP: https://www.fsa.usda.gov/…/…/2017/lip_fact_sheet_oct2017.pdf
ELAP: Provides financial assistance to eligible producers of livestock, honeybees and farm-raised fish for losses due to disease, certain adverse weather events or loss conditions, including blizzards and wildfires, as determined by the Secretary. ELAP assistance is provided for losses not covered by other disaster assistance programs authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, such as losses not covered by the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) and the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP).
Information on ELAP: https://www.fsa.usda.gov/…/20…/elap_fact_sheet_april2018.pdf
Find your local office here: https://www.fsa.usda.gov/state-offices/Minnesota/index
Posted: April 14, 2018