USDA approves the Livestock Forage Program for Pasco and Hernando Counties

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USDA approves the Livestock Forage Program for Pasco and Hernando Counties

August 10, 2017 - 09:07


Producers in Pasco and Hernando Counties are eligible to apply for 2017 Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) benefits on native and improved pasture.

LFP provides Compensation to eligible livestock producers who suffered grazing losses for covered livestock due to drought on privately owned or leased land or fire on federally managed land.

Producers who have not filed a 2017 FSA-578, Report of Acreage must do so by November 15, 2017; a late filed acreage reporting fee of $31 will be assessed for each farm. Eligible livestock producers must complete a LFP application (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.

Please call the USDA-Farm Service Agency at 352-588-5211 and make an appointment before visiting the office.

When filing your application, you will need to know the number of cows/bulls and calves weighing over 500 pounds that you owned or leased on June 5, 2017. Also, bring all leases with you to your appointment. If you don’t have a Written lease, we can prepare a form that you must have the landowner sign. In order to expedite your application, . please have all parcel ID numbers available for all pastures you lease. Parcel ID numbers can be found by visiting the Pasco or Hernando County Property Appraiser’s website.