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Altus – Carl Josefy, executive director for Jackson County Farm Service Agency (FSA), announced that farmers and ranchers still have time to sign up for the Livestock Forage Program (LFP) for grazing losses that occurred from Oct. 1, 2011, through April 15, 2014.

The Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) will provide payments to eligible producers for livestock deaths and grazing losses that have occurred since the expiration of the program in FY 2011.

Producers are strongly encouraged to contact the Jackson County FSA office at (580) 482- 4312, extension 2, ahead of time to schedule an appointment and to receive information on type of records needed. Livestock producers will need to provide an accurate record livestock numbers on hand and sold from 2011 forward. Livestock records, tickets, and sales/purchase receipts are not required during signup but may be requested to verify numbers if chosen for spot-check. Lease agreements for any leased land must be provided during signup. If no lease agreement is on file, a signed lease certification statement may be provided by the landowner(s) on form CCC-855 available at the FSA office. Acreage reports must be on file for the producer for each application year for any grazing land or pastureland shown on the application.

Ensuring FSA has complete and accurate farm and livestock records should help improve the sign-up process and allow us to expedite implementation of the programs. For more information or to set up an appointment to apply, please contact the Jackson County FSA Office at (580) 482-4312, ext. 2.

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