Livestock Idemnity Program
The Livestock Indemnity Prgram (LIP) compensates producers who suffered livestock deaths due to adverse weather. Those with losses from Jan. 1, 2017, through Dec. 31, 2017, may submit a notice of loss and application for LIP payment to their local FSA office by Jan. 30. Eligible adverse weather events include, but are not limited to, earthquakes, hail, lightning, tornadoes, winter storms (lasting three consecutive days with high winds, freezing rain/sleet, heavy snowfall and extremely cold tenperatures), floods, blizzards, wildfires, extreme heat, extreme cold, anthrax, straight-line winds and cyanobacteria that directly result in the death of eligible livestock in excess of normal mortality.
For 2017 livestock deaths, the notice of loss must have been filed with the local FSA office within 30 calendar days from when the loss was apparent.
Producers must provide proof of death and inventory numbers of eligible livestock that died due to an eligible adverse weather event. The inventory numbers represent the number of eligible livestock before and after the adverse weather event that caused the death. Beginning and ending inventory documents can include veterinary records, balance sheets, inventory numbers used for tax purposes, loan records, sales and purchase records and similar documents. Proof of death documentation may be rendering truck receipts, Federal Emergency Management Administration records, veterinary records, private insurance documents, contemporaneous records that existed at the time of the weather event, pictures with a date or similar documents.
More information is available at www.fsa.usda.gov or your local FSA office.