Livestock program applications being offered by ELAP

The Lewis-Upshur-Gilmer Farm Service Agency Office is currently accepting applications for the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) and Emergency Assistance for livestock, honeybees and farm raised fish (ELAP).

LIP provides benefits to livestock owners for commercial livestock deaths in excess of normal mortality caused by adverse weather. LIP payments are equal to 75 percent of the average fair market value of the livestock.

ELAP provides eligible producers of livestock, honeybees and farm raised fish for losses due to disease, weather or other conditions such as blizzards or wildfires not cover under LIP. Total national program payment is limited to $20 million dollars in a fiscal year.

The FSA County Committee encourages all interested producers to contact the local FSA Office for more information. The local office is located off the Grass Run road exit US 33 East at 24 Gateway Drive, Weston, and telephone (304) 269-8431 ext 2.

The U.S. Dept of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, political beliefs, genetic information, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

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USDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider.