January 30th is Livestock Forage Program Signup Deadline

Do you have cattle, sheep, goats, or equine animals?  If so, you could be eligible to receive payment from the Cannon/DeKalb County Farm Service Agency. According to Donny Green, County Executive Director, signup for the Livestock Forage Program will end January 30, 2024.   

The Livestock Forage Assistance Program (LFP) has been approved for Cannon and DeKalb countiesdue to recent and extreme drought conditions that have affected livestock grazing during the 2023 normal grazing period.  LFP provides compensation to eligible livestock producers that have suffered grazing losses for covered livestock on land with permanent vegetative cover or planted specifically for grazing. 

Since the program signup began in early November, nearly 400 livestock producers in Cannon and DeKalb counties have been approved and received over $1.5 million.

If you are a livestock producer and have not filed your LFP application since the signup period began in early November, please visit the FSA office in Smithville to file your application before the January 30, 2024 deadline. There are no approval provisions for late filed LFP applications.