Benefits for Texas Flooding Livestock Loss

Livestock producers who have animal death losses due to the Texas floods can apply for federal aid, according to state agriculture officials.

The Livestock Indemnity Program administered by the USDAprovides benefits to livestock producers for livestock deaths in excess of normal mortality caused by adverse weather.

To be eligible, a producer must have legally owned the eligible livestock on the day the livestock died. A fact sheet on this program is available at http://1.usa.gov/1JLJrMP.

Ranchers are encouraged to call the Farm Service Agency office in their county to set up appointments as deadlines approach, officials said. There is a 30-day window in which a producer must establish the claim of loss with the local FSA office.