Livestock producers in Grant County are eligible to apply for 2018 Livestock Forage Disaster Program benefits on native pastures and non-irrigated improved pastures, according to a press release from the Farm Service Agency.

The program provides compensation to eligible livestock producers who suffer grazing losses for covered livestock due to drought on privately owned or cash-leased land, or fire on federally managed land.

County committees can only accept applications after notification is received by the national office of qualifying drought or if a federal agency prohibits producers from grazing normal permitted livestock on federally managed lands due to qualifying fire.

Eligible livestock producers must complete a CCC-853 and the required supporting documentation no later than Jan. 30, 2019, for 2018 losses.

Additional Information about the program, including eligible livestock and fire criteria, is available at the local FSA office, 541-523-7121 ext. 2, or

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