Livestock disaster assistance deadlines

Dec 1, 2009

The Santa Barbara/Ventura County USDA Farm Service Agency would like to remind ranchers and livestock produces of some upcoming deadlines for the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP).

The “LFP provides payments to eligible livestock producers that have suffered livestock grazing losses due to qualifying drought or fire. For losses due to drought, qualifying drought ratings are determined using the U.S. Drought Monitor located at livestock under LFP include beef cattle, alpacas, buffalo, beefalo, dairy cattle, deer, elk, emus, equine, goats, llamas, poultry, reindeer, sheep and swine. Fire losses apply only to federally managed rangeland.”

The deadline for losses incurred during calendar year 2008 is December 10, 2009. For losses incurred during the 2009 calendar year, the deadline to apply for benefits is January 30, 2010.

Additional details can be found by contacting our office, or by contacting Breda Farias at or