Oklahoma FSA News for November 2019

November 2019

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Oklahoma FSA Newsletter

Oklahoma Farm Service Agency

Scott Biggs
State Executive Director

100 USDA, Suite 102
Stillwater, OK 74074
405-742-1130 phone
855-416-9557 fax www.fsa.usda.gov/ok

Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

State Committee Members: Sarah Dorsey, Bixby
Karen Eifert Jones, Waukomis Don Allen Parsons, Idabel
J.B. Stewart, Keyes
David Bush, Altus

State Staff:

Phil Estes
Farm Loan Programs

J.D. Elwood
Production & Payment Eligibility

Joy Alspach

Danny Lee
Compliance & Price Support

Janlyn Hannah
Administration &
Public Relations/Outreach

Please contact your local FSA Office for questions specific to your operation or county. FSA Office contact information can be located on our online Directory

Message from the SED

If you have been in your county office lately, you may have seen some new faces.  Oklahoma FSA has been very fortunate to hire over 20 new employees over the past few months.  These people are joining the family of over 300 employees to bring services and products to you the farmer and ranchers in Oklahoma.  From the New Farm Bill programs, to the MFP and ECP disaster programs, our county offices have been moving at a very hectic pace.  Please stop by your local service center, say hello and meet some of the new employees working hard to meet your needs. 

Happy Thanksgiving,

Scott Biggs
State Executive Director

Livestock Losses

The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) provides assistance to eligible producers for livestock deaths in excess of normal mortality caused by adverse weather, disease and attacks by animals reintroduced into the wild by the federal government or protected by federal law.

LIP compensates livestock owners and contract growers for livestock death losses in excess of normal mortality due to adverse weather, including losses due to hurricanes, floods, blizzards, wildfires, extreme heat or extreme cold.

For disease losses, FSA county committees can accept veterinarian certifications that livestock deaths were directly related to adverse weather and unpreventable through good animal husbandry and management.

For 2019 livestock losses, eligible livestock owners must file a notice within 30 calendar days of when the loss is first apparent.

Participants must provide the following supporting documentation to their local FSA office no later than 60 calendar days after the end of the calendar year in which the eligible loss condition occurred.

  • Proof of death documentation
  • Copy of grower’s contracts
  • Proof of normal mortality documentation

USDA has established normal mortality rates for each type and weight range of eligible livestock, i.e. Adult Beef Cow = 1.5% and Non-Adult Beef Cattle (less than 400 pounds) = 3%. These established percentages reflect losses that are considered expected or typical under “normal” conditions.

In addition to filing a notice of loss, producers must also submit an application for payment by March 1, 2020.

Additional Information about LIP is available at your local FSA office or online at: www.fsa.usda.gov.