AUBURN, Ala.–All Alabama counties have been designated as disaster areas by the U.S. Department of Agriculture because of ongoing drought conditions. To help producers battle the threats, the U.S.D.A. offers farmers several drought assistance programs through the Farm Service Agency (FSA).
Alabama Cooperative Extension System professionals say one USDA-FSA program targets livestock producers. The Livestock Forage Disaster Program, or LFP, provides compensation to farmers who have suffered grazing losses due to drought. In order to be eligible, the farmer must live in a county assessed by the U.S. Drought Monitor as having suffered a severe drought, and the losses must be due to a drought condition during the normal grazing period. Learn more about the program and others in this story from ExtensionDaily.com.