Livestock Indemnity Program Benefits Available to New Mexico Producers
(Albuquerque, N.M.), August 31, 2015 – New Mexico USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, Molly Manzanares reminds producers who suffered qualifying livestock losses due to attacks by animals reintroduced into the wild by the federal government or protected by the federal government that they could be eligible for the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP)–this includes losses from wolves and avian predators. LIP also covers livestock death losses caused by adverse weather conditions including losses due to hurricanes, floods, blizzards, disease, wildfires, extreme heat and extreme cold.
A notice of loss must be filed with FSA within 30 days of when the loss of livestock is apparent," said Manzanares. "Livestock that die within 60 days of the date of the qualifying event will be considered eligible for loss benefits.”
For more information on LIP, please contact your local County FSA Office or visit FSA online at http://www.fsa.usda.gov/nm.