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Disaster Assistance Programs
 
The ELAP Program provides emergency relief to producers of livestock, honey bees, and farm-raised fish. The Tree Assistance Program provides financial assistance to qualifying orchardists to replace trees, bushes, and vines damaged by natural disasters. The Emergency Forest Restoration Program provides payments to eligible owners to restore land damaged by a natural disaster. The Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory or prevented planting occurs due to natural disasters. The Livestock Indemnity Program provides assistance to producers for livestock deaths that result from disaster. The Farm Service Agency provides Emergency Farm Loans to help producers recover from production and physical losses due to natural disasters or quarantine. The Livestock Forage Program provides financial assistance to producers who suffered grazing losses due to drought or fire.
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The Farm Service Agency provides assistance for natural disaster losses, resulting from drought, flood, fire, freeze, tornadoes, pest infestation, and other calamities.

 

 
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The Agricultural Act of 2014 indefinitely extended the following four disaster programs that were previously authorized by the 2008 Farm Bill. The programs are made retroactive to Oct. 1, 2011. To be eligible for disaster assistance programs under the 2014 Farm Bill, producers are no longer required to purchase crop insurance or NAP coverage, which was the risk management purchase mandate under the 2008 Farm Bill.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Livestock Forage Program (LFP): LFP provides compensation to eligible livestock producers that have suffered grazing losses due to drought or fire on land that is native or improved pastureland with permanent vegetative cover or that is planted specifically for grazing. For detailed LFP program information click this link.

 
Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP): LIP provides benefits to livestock producers for livestock deaths in excess of normal mortality caused by adverse weather or by attacks by animals reintroduced into the wild by the federal government. For detailed LIP program information please click this link.

 
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish (ELAP): ELAP provides emergency assistance to eligible producers of livestock, honeybees and farm-raised fish for losses due to disease (including cattle tick fever), adverse weather, or other conditions, such as blizzards and wildfires, not covered by LFP and LIP. For detailed ELAP program information click this link.

 
Tree Assistance Program (TAP): TAP provides financial assistance to qualifying orchardists and nursery tree growers to replant or rehabilitate eligible trees, bushes, and vines damaged by natural disasters. For detailed TAP program information click this link.

 

 

 
Disaster Designation Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Download Disaster Designation Maps in PDF File Format here:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Map shows designations across the country under USDA's amended rule. The faster, more efficient process will immediately expand assistance to more than 1,000 counties in 26 counties.

 
Download a list of designated Primary and Contiguous Counties in PDF File Format:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Loans for losses to crops, trees, livestock, farm land and farm property

 
The Emergency Loan Program provides loans to help producers recover from production and physical losses due to drought, flooding, other natural disasters, or quarantine. Emergency loan data by state and fiscal year is provided here: click here (PDF, 82 KB, November 22, 2013).

 

 
The Disaster Set-Aside Program provides producers who have existing direct loans with FSA who are unable to make the scheduled payments to move up to one full year’s payment to the end of the loan.

 
Disaster set-aside data by state and fiscal year is provided here: click here (PDF, 61 KB, November 22, 2013).

 

 
Assistance is available in counties, or contiguous counties, who have been designated as emergencies by the President, Secretary or FSA Administrator.

 

 
Farm land damage

 
The Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) provides assistance to producers if their land was damaged by a natural disaster and needs conservation practices.

 

 
Crop Losses

 
The Noninsured Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) provides assistance for crop losses when federal crop insurance is not available.

 

 

 
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