USDA Urges Producers to Submit Applications for 2022 Grazing Loss Assistance by Jan. 30

October 6, 2022 - To Expedite Future Assistance, Gather and Submit Loss Records Now for Livestock Forage Disaster Program.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds ranchers and livestock producers that they may be eligible for financial assistance through the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) for 2022 grazing losses due to a qualifying drought or fire. The deadline to apply for 2022 LFP assistance is January 30, 2023.

Producers in Angelina, Nacogdoches, San Augustine, Shelby, and Trinity counties are eligible to apply for 2022 Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) benefits on improved pasture and native pasture.

You must complete a CCC-853 and the required supporting documentation no later than the January 30, 2023 deadline for 2022 losses.

LFP provides payments to eligible livestock producers and contract growers who also produce forage crops for grazing and suffered losses due to a qualifying drought or fire during the normal grazing period for the county. Eligible livestock include alpacas, beef cattle, buffalo/bison, beefalo, dairy cattle, deer, elk, emus, equine, goats, llamas, reindeer or sheep that have been or would have been grazing the eligible grazing land or pastureland during the normal grazing period.

Producers are encouraged to contact the Nacogdoches Service Center at 936-564-5891, ext. 2 for additional information.