Franken Reminds Farmers About Livestock Loss Program

Friday, July 22nd, 2011 at 10:01 am

In the wake of this month’s record-setting heat wave that killed thousands of head of livestock in Minnesota, U.S. Sen. Al Franken is urging producers across the state to check with their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office to see if they qualify for USDA’s Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP).

Sen. Franken said the program can help cover the losses of Minnesota producers, who–in most years–do not have to deal with heat-related animal losses. To be eligible, producers must apply within 30 days of suffering the losses according to Franken.

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