Montana Producers Eligible for Loans

Montana Senator Max Baucus announced the USDA is allowing Montana producers to apply for funding to help with the loss of livestock during this season’s drought and unpreventable health conditions.
The Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) and Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) have been available since mid-September.
The ELAP is for producers who have loss livestock from disease, adverse weather or other unpreventable situations. The LFP is for producers who have lost grazing livestock from drought or fire.
“This assistance will be a huge help to Montana farmers and ranchers who have been affected by drought and other bad weather,” Baucus said. “One bad storm can wipe out a lifetime of work, and I want to make sure Montanans who have suffered devastating livestock losses will get the resources they need to move forward.”
Those who are eligible can apply for losses dating back to 2008. For more information contact your local Farm Service Agency office.
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