Leitchfield KY, April 25, 2014 - The Leitchfield Farm Service Agency is currently conducting sign-up for the Livestock Forage Program (LFP) to eligible producers who suffered losses in calendar year 2012.
LFP provides compensation to eligible livestock producers who have suffered grazing losses due to drought or fire. LFP payments for drought are equal to 60 percent of the monthly feed cost for up to five months. LFP payments for fire on federally managed rangeland are equal to 50 percent of the monthly feed cost for the number of days the producer is prohibited from grazing the managed rangeland, not to exceed 180 calendar days. The grazing losses must have occurred on or after Oct. 1, 2011.
An eligible livestock producer that owns or leases grazing land or pastureland physically located in a county rated by the U.S. Drought Monitor as having a:
•D2 (severe drought) in a county for eight consecutive weeks or more during the normal grazing period: assistance equals one monthly payment;
•D3 (extreme drought) in a county anytime during the normal grazing period: assistance equals three monthly payments;
•D3 (extreme drought) in a county for four weeks or more during the normal grazing period or D4 (exceptional drought) anytime during the normal grazing period: assistance equals four monthly payments;
•D4 (exceptional drought) in a county for four weeks (consecutive weeks unnecessary) during the normal grazing period: assistance equals five monthly payments.
If you feel that you are included in one of these categories, please contact the Leitchfield FSA Office located at 119 Commerce Drive Leitchfield KY, for additional information regarding these programs.