Livestock producers offered help

By: Special to The Union Times

SPARTANBURG — Producers in Spartanburg, Union and Cherokee Counties are eligible to apply for 2016 Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) benefits on improved pastures according to Glenn Thomas, County Executive Director of the USDA Farm Service Agency Spartanburg/Union/Cherokee Office.

A press released issued by the office announcing the eligibility of livestock producers for the assistance states that the LFP provides compensation to eligible commercial livestock producers who suffer grazing losses for covered livestock due to drought on privately owned or cash leased land. Eligible livestock includes alpacas, beef cattle, buffalo, beefalo, dairy cattle, deer, elk, emus, equine, goats, llamas, poultry, reindeer, sheep or swine that have been or would have been grazing the eligible grazing land or pastureland.

The press release states that County Committees can only accept LFP applications after notification is received by the National Office of qualifying drought or if a federal agency prohibits producers from grazing normal permitted livestock on federally managed lands due to qualifying fire.

It further states that eligible livestock producers must complete a CCC-853 and provide all the required supporting documentation no later than January 30, 2017 for 2016 losses.

The Farm Service Agency Office serving Spartanburg, Union and Cherokee Counties is located at 105 Corporate Dr., Suite G in Spartanburg. We ask that you call ahead for additional information and to schedule an appointment at (864) 814-2471, extension 2.

Additional Information about the LFP Program can also be found online at:
From Livestock Forage Disaster Program

Special to The Union Times

This story courtesy of the Spartanburg/Union, Cherokee FSA Office.

This story courtesy of the Spartanburg/Union, Cherokee FSA Office.