Deadlines Approaching for Wisconsin Producers

Wisconsin producers interested in applying for assistance through the Livestock Forage Disaster Program and/or Farm-Raised Fish and Livestock Indemnity must apply by January 30, 2010.
The Livestock Forage Disaster Program covers any livestock grazing losses due to drought or fire. Crops must be insured or part of the Non-insured Assistant Program. Only losses documented after January 1, 2008 are eligible.
Producers in Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Douglas, Dunn, Florence, Iron, Marinette, Oneida, Pierce, Polk, Price, Rusk, St. Croix, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas and Washburn counties are eligible. Monthly payments will be equivalent to 60 percent of the cost of feeding costs.
Those who lost livestock, honeybees or fish due to weather conditions may be eligible for assistance through the Farm-Raised Fish and Livestock Indemnity. Only losses between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2009 are eligible.
Contact your local Farm Service Agency office for more information.
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