WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Mike Flood highlighted new temporary flexibility for two key relief programs for Nebraska ag producers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced changes to 2023 Notice of Loss Requirements for the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-raised Fish (ELAP) and Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP).
“I appreciate the USDA’s move to give producers more flexibility in reporting losses,” said Congressman Flood. “Our farmers and ranchers already have a lot of priorities to meet. This will give ag producers the time they need to get information to the FSA that provides a full picture of their losses as they seek to participate in these programs,” said Congressman Flood
“Our goal is to get producers into these disaster programs, and they are always encouraged to turn in an application if they believe they are eligible,” said FSA Administrator Zach Ducheneaux at the time of the announcement. The USDA’s full news release can be found by clicking here.
In July 2023, Congressman Flood sent a letter to Administrator Ducheneaux urging the FSA to support our farmers and ranchers in the wake of extreme heat and humidity that harmed the livestock industry. The Congressman’s letter can be found here.