USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Kentucky reminds producers they have until Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2012, to submit an application for payment under the 2011 Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm-raised Fish Program (ELAP).
ELAP provides emergency assistance to eligible producers of livestock, honeybees and farm-raised fish who have losses due to disease, adverse weather or other conditions, including losses due to blizzards, and wildfires.
ELAP assistance is for losses not covered under other disaster assistance programs established by the 2008 Farm Bill. FSA is authorized to spend up to $50 million per year nationwide to provide emergency relief for ELAP eligible losses.
Producer eligibility for ELAP requires that all crops in all counties have crop insurance coverage or Noninsured Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage for the crop year in which benefits are requested.
Producers who feel they have suffered a qualifying loss are encouraged to file an application for the 2011 ELAP. Contact the County FSA Office at 103 Rodgers Park Drive, 859-234-2646 for more information regarding ELAP or visit www.fsa.usda.gov.