Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP)

Indemnity program to USA livestock producers and owners to mitigate losses exceeding normal mortality due to adverse weather events, disease, and attacks by wild animals. Eligible classes of livestock include, but are not limited to, cattle, poultry, and swine. In addition, LIP provides assistance to eligible livestock owners that must sell livestock at a reduced price because of an injury from an eligible loss condition.
An eligible loss condition includes any of the following that occur in the calendar year for which benefits are requested:Eligible adverse weather event;Eligible disease; andEligible attack.Eligible adverse weather event means extreme or abnormal damaging weather that is not expected to occur during the loss period for which it occurred, which directly results in eligible livestock losses. An eligible adverse weather event must occur in the calendar year for which benefits are requested. Eligible adverse weather events include, but are not limited to, as determined by the FSA Deputy Administrator of Farm Programs or designee, earthquake; hail; lightning; tornado; tropical storm; typhoon; vog, if directly related to a volcanic eruption; winter storm, if the winter storm lasts for three consecutive days and is accompanied by high winds, freezing rain or sleet, heavy snowfall and extremely cold temperatures; hurricanes; floods; blizzards; wildfires; extreme heat; extreme cold; and straight-line winds. Drought is not an eligible adverse weather event except whenassociated with anthrax, a condition that occurs because of drought and results in the death of eligible livestock.Eligible disease means a disease that is exacerbated by an eligible adverse weather event that directly results in eligible livestock losses, including, but not limited to, anthrax, cyanobacteria, (beginning in 2015 calendar year) and larkspur poisoning (beginning in 2015 calendar year). In addition, eligible disease means a disease that is caused and/or transmitted by vectors and vaccination or acceptable management practices are not available, whether or not they were or were not implemented, that directly result in death of eligible livestock in excess of normal mortality, including but not limited to Blue Tongue, EHD and CVV.Eligible attack means an attack by animals reintroduced into the wild by the Federal Government or protected by Federal law, including wolves and avian predators, that directly results in either injured livestock sold at a reduced price or death of eligible livestock, in excess of normal mortality.For a chart of eligible livestock, see:

Sub Title
Indemnity Program for USA Livestock Producers to Mitigate Losses Due to Adverse Weather and Other Events
Funding Source

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA)

Ongoing - The notice of loss must be submitted 30 calendar days of when the loss of livestock is first apparent to the producer
Eligibility Criteria

See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility

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