Ranchers affected by the historic winter weather can now receive assistance through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Livestock Indemnity Program.
The USDA Farm Service Agency program provides benefits to producers for livestock deaths in excess of normal mortality caused by adverse weather including the recent winter storm.
Payments from the program are equal to 75% of the average fair market value of the livestock.
Producers need to file a notice within 30 days of the loss, then the rancher must provide supporting documentation to the local FSA office no later than 60 days after the end of the calendar year.
Documentation for the program can include proof of death documentation with photo or video with a time and date stamp, purchase records, production records, vaccination records, bank or other loan documents or third-party certification.
In addition to filing a notice for loss, producers must also submit an application for payments by March 1, 2022.
For more information or questions, contact the Oklahoma FSA office at (405) 742-1130.