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Disaster programs available for livestock farmers

Iowa livestock producers who suffered grazing losses during the droughts of 2012 or 2013 should contact their county Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices to determine if they qualify for payments under the reinstated Livestock Forage Disaster (LFP) program, state FSA officials said last week.

"The funds for the program were provided in the 2014 farm bill, and we started the sign-up on April 15," said John Whitaker, Iowa FSA director. "We think these payments can help a lot of producers who were affected by the droughts we’ve had...




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