The Dewey, Meade, Perkins & Ziebach County FSA offices would like to keep you informed of the following items important to USDA programs. If you have any questions please contact the Dewey County office at 865-3522 ext. 2, Meade County at 347-4952 ext. 2, Perkins at 244-5222 ext. 2 or Ziebach County at 365-5179 ext. 2.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
NOTICE OF LOSS: REPORT LOSS WITHIN 15 DAYS OF OCCURRENCE ALL CROPS AND GRASSES
JANUARY 30: LAST DAY TO FILE CCC 853 LIVESTOCK FORAGE APPLICATION WITH SUPPORTING
MARCH 15, 2018: DEADLINE TO OBTAIN NAP
MARCH 31, 2018: FINAL DAY TO OBTAIN MARKETING ASSISTANCE LOAN ON HARVESTED GRAIN WHEAT, BARLEY, OATS AND SOYBEANS
2017 Livestock Forage Program Deadline Nears
LFP provides compensation to eligible livestock producers who suffer grazing losses for covered livestock due to drought on privately owned or cash leased land or fire on federally managed land.
Eligible livestock producers must complete a CCC-853 and the required supporting documentation no later than January 30, 2018 for 2017 losses.
Additional Information about LFP, including eligible livestock and fire criteria, is available at your local FSA office or online at: www.fsa.usda.gov.
Livestock Indemnity Program – Deadline Nearing
The deadline to file a notice of loss for 2017 Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) is January 30, 2018.
For 2017 livestock deaths, the notice of loss MUST have been filed within 30 calendar days from when the loss was apparent. Livestock producers suffering livestock losses may submit the notice of loss by phone, fax, email and/or in person.
Producers who suffered livestock deaths due to adverse weather from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017 may submit an application for payment at any time during the program year, however the final date to submit an application for payment is March 30, 2018.
Livestock producers must provide proof of death and inventory numbers of eligible livestock that died due to an eligible adverse weather event. The inventory numbers represent the number of eligible livestock before and after the adverse weather event(s) that cause the death of the livestock.
Beginning and ending inventory documents can include, veterinary records, balance sheets, inventory numbers used for tax purposes, loan records, sales and purchase records and other similar documents. Proof of death documentation may be rendering truck receipts, FEMA records, veterinary records, private insurance documents, contemporaneous records that existed at the time of the weather event(s), pictures with a date, and other similar documents.
Producers are encouraged to contact their local FSA Office for detailed information pertaining to LIP.
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