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USDA reminds producers of disaster help deadlines

CAMERON—Milam County USDA Farm Ser v ice Agency (FSA) Executive Director Kevin Humphrey reminds eligible ranchers and livestock producers of the upcoming deadline for applying for benefits under the provisions of the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) for losses incurred during calendar year 2009.

LFP provides payments to eligible livestock producers that have suffered livestock grazing losses due to qualifying drought or fire.

Eligible livestock under LFP include beef cattle, alpacas, buffalo, beefalo, dairy cattle, deer, elk, emus, equine, goats, llamas, poultry, reindeer, sheep and swine. For losses due to drought, qualifying drought ratings are determined using the U.S. Drought Monitor located at http://www.drought.unl.edu/ dm/monitor.html.

Producers who meet the requirements of a socially disadvantaged, limited resource, or beginning farmers or ranchers, do not have to meet this Risk Management Purchase Requirement (RMPR) and, therefore, are not required to have paid the buy-in fee.

Income eligibility requirements must be met in order to qualify for livestock disaster program benefits.

For more information, contact the Milam FSA office at 254- 697-4949 or see http://www.fsa. usda.gov.


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