LIVESTOCK ASSISTANCE PROGRAM DEADLINE EXTENDED
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The Department of Agriculture and Industries has extended the application deadline for the USDA Livestock Assistance Program until Oct. 30, Commissioner Ron Sparks announced today.
Originally set for Oct. 18, the new deadline means farmers and producers who owned mature livestock located in the 31 counties specified by the USDA between March 7 and Aug. 31 now have five more days to submit their applications for assistance.
Applications should be postmarked by Oct. 30, and sent to: Dana Wallace, Department of Agriculture and Industries, P.O. Box 3336, Montgomery, AL 36109. Due to the high number of possible applicants, it may take up to 90 days for processing.
The counties designated by USDA as being hit hardest by this summer's drought are: Autauga, Baldwin, Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Chambers, Choctaw, Clarke, Coffee, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Dallas, Elmore, Escambia, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike, Russell, Tallapoosa, Washington and Wilcox.
Applications are still available online below and at the Department of Agriculture and Industries' website at www.agi.alabama.gov, at all ALFA Service Centers, Farm Service Agency offices, Natural Resources Conservation Service offices, County Agent and Extension Service offices, and stockyards.
For additional information on or assistance with the USDA's Livestock Assistance Program, call (334) 240-3729 -- if there is no answer, leave a message and the call will be returned.
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