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Posted on: June 6, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Information Regarding Loss of Livestock Due to Recent Flooding

For livestock, there are two programs that can be of assistance in the case of flooding:

• Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) – This program provides benefits to livestock producers for livestock deaths in excess of normal mortality caused by adverse weather or by attacks by animals reintroduced into the wild by the federal government.

• Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish (ELAP) – This program provides emergency assistance to eligible producers of livestock, honeybees and farm raised fish for losses due to disease (including cattle tick fever), adverse weather or other conditions, such as blizzards and wildfires, not covered by LFP and LIP.

Please type this link,, for more information about the two programs. In addition, farmers and ranchers should also reach out to the Texas Farm Service Agency (FSA) who will be able to assist in connecting producers to their local FSA office.

Below is contact info for Texas FSA and USDA offices:

Judith A. Canales
State Executive Director
United States Department of Agriculture
Farm Service Agency
2405 Texas Ave. S.
College Station, TX 77840
979/680-5151 Voice
979/680-5235 Fax

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRSC)
Salvador Salinas
State Conservationist
USDA-NRCS Texas State Office
101 South Main Street
Temple, TX 76501
Phone: 254.742.9800

Rural Development (RD)
Paco Valentin
State Director
Erika Archie, Confidential Assistant to the State Director
Telephone: (254) 742-9710
Fax: (844) 496-8123
Texas USDA Rural Development State Office
101 South Main Street, Suite 102
Temple, Texas 76501
Phone: (254) 742-9700
Fax: (254) 742-9709

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