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December 23, 2008   Email to Friend 

DISASTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM CHART AVAILABLE
Darryal Ray
(334) 613-4187
December 23, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- NAP. TAP. ELAP. Farmers and ranchers who don't know what those acronyms represent may want to pay a quick Web visit to the USDA's Farm Service Agency Web site to learn more about its Disaster Assistance Programs.

The site, www.fsa.usda.gov/ca, offers a handy chart that provides a listing of disaster assistance programs for farmers and ranchers, along with a description of the program, eligibility requirements, risk management requirements, payment methods and payment limitations.

Included on the chart are the following programs:

SURE (Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments) -- Provides benefits for farm revenue losses.

LFP (Livestock Forage Disaster Program) -- Provides benefits for grazingland affected by drought; public grazing land affected by wildfire or drought.

LIP (Livestock Indemnity Payments) -- Provides benefits for livestock death losses due to adverse weather.

ELAP (Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees and Farm-Raised Fish) -- Provides emergency relief to these producers.

TAP (Tree Assistance Program) -- Provides assistance for tree, vine and bush losses due to adverse weather.

NAP (Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program) -- Provides minimal coverage for uninsurable crops.

EM (Emergency Loans) -- Provides loans to borrowers who are unable to obtain financing for emergency losses.

For 2009-2011, producers are only eligible for the Disaster Program (SURE, LFP, LIP, ELAP, TAP and NAP) if their non-farm average adjusted income (AGI) does not exceed $500,000. For 2008, AGI rules remain the same as previous years.




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