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Kentucky FSA reminds farmers of disaster programs available

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Kentucky Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director John McCauley reminds crop and livestock producers throughout the Commonwealth that have recently experienced severe damage from flooding and tornados that FSA programs may be available to assist with recovery.
“Severe weather this spring is making things difficult for many farmers. Learning about our FSA disaster programs is an important first step for producers in the recovery process,” said McCauley.
FSA administers several important programs that help producers recover from disaster damage and livestock deaths. Among the key programs available to address impacts from disasters are the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP), the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP), the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Programs (ELAP), the Noninsured Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) and the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) Program.
Fact sheets for all of these programs can be found at www.fsa.usda.gov (click on newsroom then fact sheets).
“We encourage all who have suffered a disaster due to the recent severe weather conditions to read the fact sheets and visit the FSA county office at 103 Rodgers Park Dr. to get a quick start in the recovery process,” added McCauley.
Additionally, Federal crop insurance policyholders should notify their crop insurance companies as soon as they discover that their land is flooded.