Farm Service Agency Disaster Assistance Programs

Overview: https://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/disaster-assistance-program/index

Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) Worksheethttps://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/payment-eligibility/adjusted-gross-income/index

Detailed Program Information:

Livestock Incentives Program (LIP):  Compensates producers for livestock death due to natural disasters, such as wildfire.  Compensation is based on roughly 75% of the national average price of the livestock by type and age. Report losses to the local office within 30 days of the animal’s death. To be eligible for LIP, an owner’s livestock must have died in excess of normal mortality as a direct result of the fire; have been maintained for commercial use as part of a farming operation on the day they died; and  not have been produced for reasons other than commercial use as part of a farming operation. https://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/disaster-assistance-program/livestock-indemnity/index

Fact Sheet: https://www.fsa.usda.gov/Assets/USDA-FSA-Public/usdafiles/FactSheets/2017/lip_fact_sheet_oct2017.pdf

Emergency Livestock Assistance Program (ELAP): ELAP compensates producers for a percentage of the pasture or forage loss on private lands due to natural disasters, losses of stored hay and other feedstuffs, as well as compensation for increased feed costs due to the wildfire.  Payments are subject to a national payment factor. Report losses within 30 days. Complete applications are due by Oct. 30, 2018. https://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/disaster-assistance-program/emergency-assist-for-livestock-honey-bees-fish/index

Fact Sheet: https://www.fsa.usda.gov/Assets/USDA-FSA-Public/usdafiles/FactSheets/2017/elap_for_livestock_oct2017.pdf

Livestock Forage Program (LFP): Compensates producers who suffer pasture or forage loss due to drought or who have federally managed grazing leases but are not allowed to graze the lease because of wildfire. Report losses within 30 days. To be eligible, producers must own covered livestock, provide pastureland for covered livestock, certify they have a grazing loss because of the fire and timely file an acreage report. https://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/disaster-assistance-program/livestock-forage/index

Fact Sheet: https://www.fsa.usda.gov/Assets/USDA-FSA-Public/usdafiles/FactSheets/2017/livestock_forage_disaster_program_oct2017.pdf

Emergency Loans – low interest loans to replace farm and ranch buildings and structures, make repairs or replace livestock or feed.  To be eligible, you must own or operate land in the county, be an established family farm operator, be a US citizen, have suffered a loss of at least 30% in crop production or a physical loss to livestock or real estate, have an acceptable credit history and be unable to receive credit from commercial sources. https://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/farm-loan-programs/emergency-farm-loans/index

Fact Sheet: https://www.fsa.usda.gov/Assets/USDA-FSA-Public/usdafiles/FactSheets/2017/emergency_loan_program_oct2017.pdf

Emergency Conservation Program (ECP):  The Farm Service Agency covers a portion of the cost to replace fence, debris removal, and other conservation practices & structures damaged by fire (such as pumps, stock tanks and troughs).  This program is contingent on funding available. Eligible land includes land used for commercial farming, ranching, and orchards or grazing for commercial livestock production. https://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/conservation-programs/emergency-conservation/index

Fact Sheet: https://www.fsa.usda.gov/Assets/USDA-FSA-Public/usdafiles/FactSheets/2017/emergency_conservation_program_oct2017.pdf

Tree Assistance Program (TAP):  Provides financial assistance to replant or rehabilitate eligible trees, bushes and vines damaged by natural disasters – including the cost of land preparation and planting.  Forests are not eligible. Eligible trees, bushes or vines are those from which an annual crop is produced for commercial purposes. To qualify, eligible growers must have suffered qualifying losses in excess of 15% mortality for the stand, have owned the eligible trees or vines and must replace eligible trees or vines within 12 months. An individual is ineligible if their average adjusted gross income (AGI) exceeds $900,000. https://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/disaster-assistance-program/tree-assistance-program/index

Fact Sheet: https://www.fsa.usda.gov/Assets/USDA-FSA-Public/usdafiles/FactSheets/2017/tap_fact_sheet_oct2017.pdf

Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP): Provides compensation to producers who grow uninsurable crops and have purchased NAP coverage by the crop signup dates. An eligible producer is a landowner, tenant or sharecropper who shares in the risk of producing an eligible crop and is entitled to an ownership share of that crop. An individual’s average adjusted gross income (AGI) cannot exceed $900,000. https://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/disaster-assistance-program/noninsured-crop-disaster-assistance/index

Fact Sheet: https://www.fsa.usda.gov/Assets/USDA-FSA-Public/usdafiles/FactSheets/2017/nap_for_2015_and_subsequent_years_oct2017.pdf

 

Natural Resources Conservation Service Assistance Program

https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/ca/programs/financial/eqip/?cid=stelprdb1247015

Environmental Quality Services Program/Regional Conservation Partnership Program (EQIP/RCPP) – The purpose of the Catastrophic Fire Recovery EQIP Fund Pool is to provide immediate resource protection in areas burned by catastrophic fires in the past 36 months. Priority resource concerns for the Catastrophic Fire Recovery EQIP Fund Pool include immediate soil erosion protection, minimize noxious and invasive plant proliferation, protect water quality, and restore livestock infrastructure necessary for grazing management on Forestland and Rangeland and Cropland. In order to be considered eligible for EQIP, the applicant must have a vested interest in production, agricultural or non-industrial private forest land. An applicant must (1) be an agricultural producer; (2) have control of the land for the term of the contract period; (3) have landowner concurrence to implement structural or vegetative practices, if applicable; (4) be in compliance with the highly erodible land and wetland conservation compliance provisions; (5) be in compliance with adjusted gross income (AGI) requirements. *waiver option available in RCPP; (6) have a Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number registered in the System for Award Management (SAM), if applying as an entity.

 

 

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