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New USDA Program Will Aid Livestock Producers

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Spencer, IA: (Apr. 15, 2014) – Signup begins April 15th for the Livestock Indemnity Program, which was included in the 2014 Farm Bill primarily to help provide relief to ranchers in the western Dakotas who lost cattle in last October’s massive blizzard.

But livestock producers in Iowa and southern Minnesota may also qualify. Kossuth County Farm Service Agency Executive Director Angie Christian says the program covers documented livestock losses due to adverse weather.

Christian says the program is meant to cover losses starting in October of 2011 to the present time.

The Livestock Indemnity Program is not meant to cover livestock losses due to drought, according to Christian. She says producers applying for assistance need to bring verifiable evidence of death loss with them at the time of signup.

Christian talks about some of the adverse weather events the program may cover.

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