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Sign-up deadline nears for livestock disaster program

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Wisconsin Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Executive Director Robert C. Hendrickson announced that livestock producers have until July 18 to enroll in the 2005-2007 Livestock Compensation Program (LCP) and Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP), the two programs that provide aid to livestock producers who suffered eligible livestock or livestock feed losses between Jan. 1, 2005, and Dec. 31, 2007, because of a natural disaster.

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Wisconsin producers have received $3.3 million in LCP and LIP payments to date.

"The deadline to enroll in the 2005-2007 Livestock Compensation Program and Livestock Indemnity Program is rapidly approaching," said Hendrickson. "I encourage all eligible producers to enroll soon because sign-up ends on July 18, 2008."

The LIP provides payments to eligible livestock owners and contract growers who incurred the death of livestock because of a natural disaster. The LCP provides payments to eligible livestock owners and cash lessees who suffered feed losses or increased feed costs because of a natural disaster.

More information about LCP and LIP is available online at: http://disaster.fsa.usda.gov. For more information on FSA programs, visit your local USDA Service Center or the agency's Web site, http://www.fsa.usda.gov.

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