Olympic Peninsula Conservation Programs

Livestock Forage Program

Program level:

National

Land use:

Agriculture

Provider:

USDA Farm Service Agency

Benefits provided: 

Financial

Water-focused program: 

No

Payments to eligible livestock owners and contract growers who have faced a qualifying drought.

Overview

Description:

The Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) provides payments to eligible livestock owners and contract growers who have covered livestock and who are also producers of grazed forage crop acreage (native and improved pasture land with permanent vegetative cover or certain crops planted specifically for grazing) that have suffered a loss of grazed forage due to a qualifying drought during the normal grazing period for the county.


LFP also provides payments to eligible livestock owners or contract growers that have covered livestock and who are also producers
of grazed forage crop acreage on rangeland managed by a federal agency if the eligible livestock producer is prohibited by the federal agency from grazing the normal permitted livestock on the managed rangeland due to a qualifying fire.

Eligibility:

An eligible livestock owner or contract grower who, as a grazed forage crop producer, owns or leases grazing land or pastureland physically located in a county rated by the U.S. Drought Monitor as having a D2, D3, or D4 drought (severe, extreme, exceptional droughts).

Financial benefit: 

Varies

Contact information

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Information last updated on November 1, 2021.

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