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payments to tobacco quota owners for the elimination of their government-created asset (quota), and provides transition payments to active tobacco producers.

Audits:

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

DIRECT PAYMENTS WITH UNRESTRICTED USE

USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. Recipients under this program are subject to audit by the Office of the Regional Inspector General, USDA.

None.

Records:

Producers approved for benefits under this program must maintain accurate records and accounts in order to document that they meet all eligibility requirements specified herein, as may be requested by the Commodity Credit Corporation or the Farm Service Agency. Such records and accounts must be retained for 3 years after the date of payment to the dairy operation under this program. Destruction of the records 3 years after the date of payment shall be the risk of the party undertaking the destruction.

Applicant Eligibility: Eligible quota holder means only a person who, as of October 22, 2004, has either a fee simple interest or life estate interest in the farm for which FSA established a farm basic marketing quota for the 2004 marketing year. The wetlands and highly erodible land provisions of part 12 of Title 7, the controlled substance provisions of part 718 of Title 7, and the payment limitation provisions of part 1400 of Title 7 shall not be applicable to payments made under 7 CFR Part 1463 to an eligible quota holder. Eligible tobacco producer means an owner, operator, landlord, tenant, or sharecropper who shared in the risk of producing tobacco on a farm where tobacco was produced, or considered planted, pursuant to a tobacco poundage quota or acreage allotment assigned to the farm for the 2002, 2003, or 2004 marketing years. The wetlands and highly erodible land provisions of part 12 of Title 7 and the controlled substance provisions of part 718 of Title 7 shall be applicable to payments made under 7 CFR Part 1463 to an eligible tobacco producer. However, the payment limitation provisions of part 1400 of Title 7 shall not be applicable to payments made under this part to an eligible tobacco producer. Beneficiary Eligibility: Tobacco quota holders, tobacco producers, and eligible assignees.

Account Identification:

12-4336-0-1-351.

Obligations: (Direct Payments with Unrestricted Use) FY 11 $566,000; FY 12 est $450,000,000; and FY 13 est $2,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:

No Data Available.

PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Credentials/Documentation:

Not Applicable.

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

Program is announced through news media and in letters to agricultural producers in the county. Regulations published in the Federal Register, 7 CFR part 1430. MILC Fact Sheet may be located online at http://www.fsa.usda.gov/pas/publications/facts/html/milc02.htm. Regional or Local Office:

None. Consult the local phone directory for location of the nearest county FSA office. If no listing, contact the appropriate State FSA office listed in the FSA section of Appendix IV of the Catalog, or on the Internet at http://www.fsa.usda.gov/edsol. Headquarters Office: Danielle Cooke Stop 0512, 1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20250-0512 Email: danielle.cooke@wdc.usda.gov Phone: 202-720-1919 Fax: 202-690-3307

Eligible quota holder means only a person who, as of October 22, 2004, has either a fee simple interest or life estate interest in the farm for which FSA established a farm basic marketing quota for the 2004 marketing year. To be eligible for TTPP, quota holders are the owners of a farm with an established 2004 basic marketing quota on their farm as of October 22, 2004, the date the President signed the bill that ends the quota system. Eligible tobacco producer means an owner, operator, landlord, tenant, or sharecropper who shared in the risk of producing tobacco on a farm where tobacco was produced, or considered planted, pursuant to a tobacco poundage quota or acreage allotment assigned to the farm for the 2002, 2003, or 2004 marketing years. For purposes of determining if an eligible tobacco producer has shared in the risk of producing a crop in the 2002, 2003, or 2004 crop years, CCC will consider evidence presented by a producer that includes, but is not limited to: written leases; contracts for the purchase of tobacco; crop insurance documents; or receipts for the purchase of items used in the production of tobacco. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87. Preapplication Coordination: Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Application Procedures: This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Applicants contact their local county Farm Service Agency Office or U.S. Department of Agriculture Service Center for sign-up information.

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A person may obtain reconsideration and review of any adverse determinations
in accordance with the appeal regulations found at parts 11 and 780 of Title 7.
Renewals:
Not Applicable.
Formula and Matching Requirements:
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:
The Tobacco Transition Payment Program (TTPP) provides payments to
tobacco quota holders and tobacco producers beginning in 2005 and ending in
2014. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Reports:
No reports are required.
Audits:

No audits are required for this program.

Records:

Tobacco quota holders or any other individual or entity receiving payment for TTPP shall maintain and retain financial books and records which will permit verification of all transactions for at least 3 years, following the end of the calendar year in which payment was received. Account Identification:

Investment Act of 2002, Title IX, 7 U.S.C 8101.

, OBJECTIVES: The purpose of BCAP is to encourage the production of biofuels. BCAP accomplishes this by providing funding for agricultural and forest land owners and operators to receive matching payments for certain eligible material sold to qualified biomass conversion facilities for conversion to heat, power, bio based products, or advanced biofuels. It also provides funding for producers of eligible crops of renewable biomass within specified project areas to receive establishment payments and annual payments. TYPES OF ASSISTANCE: Direct Payments with Unrestricted Use USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS: BCAP is intended to encourage the production of biofuels by assisting agricultural and forest land owners and operators with the establishment and production of eligible crops in selected project areas for conversion to bioenergy, and with the collection, harvest, storage, and transportation of eligible material for use in a biomass conversion facilities. Applicant Eligibility: To be eligible to enter into a BCAP contract for the purposes of receiving an annual payment or establishment payments, a person or legal entity must be an owner, operator, or tenant of eligible land within a project area. Eligible land must be agricultural land or nonindustrial private forest land. Eligible agricultural land includes cropland; grassland; pastureland, rangeland, hayland, and other land on which food fiber, or other agricultural products are produced or capable of being legally produced for which a valid conservation plan exists and is implemented. Ineligible land is as follows: (1) Federal lands; (2) State-owned, municipal, or other local government-owned lands; (3) Native sod; and (4) Land that is already enrolled in CCCs CRP, Wetlands Reserve Program, or Grassland Reserve Program. Eligible crops for annual and establishment payments are renewable plant materials such as feed grains, other agricultural commodities, or other plants and trees, and algae; waste materials including vegetative waste, materials, such as woods wastes and wood residues, animal waste and byproducts, such as fats, oils, greases, and manure, food waste, and yard waste. Ineligible crops are any crop eligible to receive payments under Title I of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (See 8-LP, paragraph 126 and 7-CN for Title I commodities); and any plant that is invasive or noxious or has the potential to become invasive or noxious. Eligible materials for matching payments include various types of renewable biomass collected or harvested directly from the land in accordance with an approved conservation plan, forest stewardship plan, or an equivalent plan before transport and delivery to the biomass conversion facility. Materials will only be eligible if USDA determines that there is no higher value use for that material within a reasonable distance of the biomass conversion facility.

12-4336-0-3-351.

Obligations: (Direct Payments with Unrestricted Use) FY 11 $953,253,000; FY 12 est $960,000,000; and FY 13 est $960,000,000 Range and Average of Financial Assistance:

No Data Available.

PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Not Applicable. REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE: Program is announced through news media and in letters to agricultural producers in the county. Regulations published in 7 CFR Part 1463, 2005, 2014 Tobacco Transition Program. Regional or Local Office: See Regional Agency Offices. Farm Service Agency state offices can inform applicants of county office locations where applicants may sign up. Headquarters Office: Kelly Hereth 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Stop 0512, Washington, District of Columbia 20250-0512 Email: kelly.hereth@wdc.usda.gov Phone: 2027200448 Fax: 2026903307

Website Address:

www.fsa.usda.gov/tobacco and
http://www.fsa.usda.gov/pas/publications/facts/html/ttpp05.htm .
RELATED PROGRAMS:
Not Applicable.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
Not Applicable.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Not Applicable.

Matching payments are not available for the following products: (1) Material that is whole grain from any crop that is eligible to receive; payments under Title I of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 or an amendment made by that title, including, but not limited to, barley, corn, grain sorghum, oats, rice, or wheat; honey; or material that is mohair; certain oilseeds such as canola, crambe, flaxseed, mustard seed, rapeseed, safflower seed, soybeans, sesame seed, and sunflower seeds; peanuts; pulse crops such as small chickpeas, lentils, and dry peas; dairy products; sugar; wool; and cotton boll fiber; (2) Animal waste and by-products of animal waste including fats, oils, greases, and manure; (3) Food waste and yard waste; and (4) Algae.

10.087 BIOMASS CROP ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (BCAP) FEDERAL AGENCY:

All eligible material must be harvested or collected directly from the land by the eligible material owner according to a conservation, forest stewardship, or equivalent plan and be separated from the higher value product before the point of delivery. Woody biomass harvested or collected outside of project area contracts is limited to eligible material resulting from preventative treatments to address fire fuel load reduction, insect or disease outbreaks, or restore ecosystem health. Woody biomass harvested or collected outside of project area contracts is limited to eligible materials that do not have an existing market for non-biomass use and cannot be co-mingled with higher product value materials. Eligible material owner, for purposes of the matching payment, means a person or entity having the right to collect or harvest eligible material, who has the risk of loss in the material that is delivered to an eligible facility

Farm Service Agency, Department of Agriculture
AUTHORIZATION:
The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, Title IX, Section 9001,
Public Law 110-246; Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2010, Title 1, Part
Chapter 1, Section 101, Public Law 111-212; The Farm Security and Rural

and who has directly or by agent delivered or intends to deliver the eligible material to a qualified biomass conversion facility, including: (1) For eligible material harvested or collected from private lands, including cropland, the owner of the land, the operator or producer conducting farming operations on the land, or any other person designated by the owner of the land; and (2) For eligible material harvested or collected from public lands, a person having the right to harvest or collect eligible material pursuant to a contract or permit with the US Forest Service or other appropriate Federal agency, such as a timber sale contract, stewardship contract or agreement, service contract or permit, or related applicable Federal land permit or contract, and who has submitted a copy of the permit or contract authorizing such collection to CCC. Eligible facilities are biomass conversion facilities that convert or propose to convert renewable biomass into heat, power, bio based products, or advanced biofuels and have been approved for the BCAP program by the CCC. Beneficiary Eligibility: Owners and operators of agricultural and non-industrial private forest land will receive the ultimate benefits because it will provide financial assistance to establish, produce, and deliver biomass feedstocks. Eligible material owners who are the person or entity having the right to collect or harvest eligible material, who has the risk of loss in the material that is delivered to an eligible facility and who has directly or by agent delivered or intends to deliver the eligible material to a qualified biomass conversion facility. Credentials/Documentation: In order to enroll land in BCAP, the participant must enter into a contract with the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC). Acceptance or rejection will be at the sole discretion of CCC, and offers may be rejected for any reason as determined appropriate to accomplish the purposes of BCAP. Contracts will be for a term of up to five years for annual and non-woody perennial crops and 15 years for woody perennial crops; or time period may vary due to type of crop, agronomic conditions, and other factors. Eligible material owner who enter into a contract with CCC may receive matching payments up to a period of two-years following the first payment for the delivery of eligible material to a qualified biomass conversion facility. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87. Preapplication Coordination: FSA prepared a Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for BCAP and NOFA and was published in the Federal Register on June 25, 2010 (75 FR 36386). On September 15, 2011, FSA published the BCAP interim rule (76 FR 56949). The BCAP interim rule provided FSA with the authority to prioritize establishment and annual payments (BCAP project areas) and if sufficient funding remains, to consider applications for matching payments. The interim rule also enables prioritization among project area proposals if eligible requests exceed available funding. Future funding for BCAP could make such prioritizing unnecessary. An environmental impact statement is required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Application Procedures: This

program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. In order for a delivery of eligible materials to a biomass conversion facility to qualify for a BCAP payment, the receiving biomass conversion facility must be qualified for BCAP. To become qualified, the biomass conversion facility must enter into an agreement with CCC, through the FSA State office in the State where the facility is physically located. For any facility, whether or not yet in operation, the entity requesting that a facility become qualified must provide proof of all applicable Federal, State, local, and Tribal permits and licenses required for operation or proof of application completions or letters of renewal submissions from the applicable governmental entity. Applicable permits and licenses may include, but are not limited to, business licenses, air quality permits, water discharge permits, storm water permits, or Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives registrations. Each biomass conversion facility must enter into a separate agreement with CCC regardless of whether a single owner has multiple facilities. CCC will issue a unique facility identification number to each qualifying biomass conversion facility. Eligible material owners must apply at an FSA county office and receive approval for that application before delivering the eligible material to the qualified biomass conversion facility. Applications must include the following based on

information obtained from contracts, agreements, or binding letters of intent: (1) An estimate of the total dry tons of eligible material expected to be sold to the qualified biomass conversion facility; (2) The type(s) of eligible material that is expected to be sold; (3) The name of the qualified biomass conversion facility that will purchase the eligible material; (4) The expected, fair market, per dry ton payment rate the owner plans to receive for the delivery of the eligible material; (5) The date or dates the eligible material is expected to be delivered to the qualified biomass conversion facility; (6) A new or amended conservation plan, forest stewardship plan, or equivalent plan. Eligible material owners who deliver eligible material to more than one qualified biomass conversion facility must submit separate applications for each facility to which eligible material will be delivered. In order to enroll land for Establishment and Annual payments, the participant must enter into a contract with CCC. Only the owners, operators, or tenants of eligible land within a project area that will actually perform the work specified in the contract are eligible to apply for the program. The contract is comprised of: (1) The terms and conditions for participation in BCAP; (2) The conservation plan, forest stewardship plan, or equivalent plan; and (3) Any other materials or agreements determined necessary by CCC. Award Procedure: Contract approval for matching payments is subject to availability of funds and to eligible material owners completion of required conservation plan, forest stewardship plan or equivalent plan; presentation of proof of material ownership; and compliance with all eligible material provisions. Eligible material owners accepted into the program will receive their matching payments after they provide CCC documentation of deliveries to qualified biomass conversion facilities. Establishment payments will be made based on a determination by CCC that an eligible practice or an identifiable portion exists. Eligible practices are practices specified in the conservation plan, forest stewardship plan, or equivalent plan that meet all standards need to cost-effectively establish annual crops, non-wood perennial crops, and wood perennial crops. Payments will not be more than 75 percent of the cost for establishing a perennial crop for seed and stock costs; planting costs, cost of site preparation for non-industrial forest land; could include but not limited to site preparation for non-tree planting and supplemental or temporary irrigation. Annual payments will be calculated on a per acre basis using market-based rental rates. Rental payment rates will be based on average soil rental rate for cropland and all other agricultural land; marginal pastureland; and for forest land. The first years' payments will be made as an advance in an amount equal to 50 percent with 30 days of contract approval, with the remaining 50 percent being paid within 30 days of the first-year contract anniversary date. Annual payments for subsequent years will be made within 30 days of the contract anniversary beginning with the second-year contract anniversary. If BCAP participants collect both annual and matching payments for their crops, they are subject to a reduction in their annual payment. The size of the reduction depends on the end use of the biomass being delivered to a biomass conversion facility. The annual payment will be reduced by: 1 percent if the eligible crop is delivered to a biomass conversion facility for conversion to cellulosic biofuels as defined by 40 CFR 80.1401; by 10 percent if the eligible crop is delivered to a biomass conversion facility for conversion to advanced biofuels; and by 25 percent if the eligible crop is delivered to a biomass conversion facility for conversion to heat, power, or biobased products. Deadlines: Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: Not Applicable. Appeals: Determinations may be appealed in accordance with the administrative appeal regulations at parts 11 and 780 of 7 CFR. Determinations by the Natural Resources Conservation Service may be appealed in accordance with procedures established under part 614 of 7 CFR. Renewals:

Not Applicable.
Formula and Matching Requirements:
Statutory Formula: Title 7, Part 1450.

10.088 LIVESTOCK INDEMNITY PROGRAM

(LIP) FEDERAL AGENCY:

Farm Service Agency, Department of Agriculture

AUTHORIZATION:

The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008; Public Law 110-246, Public Law 110-246.

OBJECTIVES:

Matching Requirements: Matching payments may be available for the delivery of eligible material to qualified biomass conversion facilities by eligible material owners. Qualified biomass conversion facilities produce heat, power, biobased products, or advanced bio fuels from biomass feed stocks. Matching payments will be made at a rate of $1 for each $1 per dry ton paid by qualified biomass conversion facilities up to $45 per dry ton. Payments are paid within 30 days after the request for payment by the eligible material owner is submitted at the FSA county office, including submission of sales invoice(s) issued by the qualified biomass conversion family. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program. Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: There are no restrictions place on the time permitted to spend the money awarded. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum. Reports: No program reports are required. No cash reports are required. No

progress reports are required. Biomass Conversion Facilities agree to develop and maintain a BCAP Purchase List of all renewable biomass purchases and include purchases from both eligible material owner and sellers not participating in BCAP. No performance monitoring is required.

The Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) compensates producers for livestock death losses in excess of normal mortality due to adverse weather that occurred on or after January 1, 2008 and before October 1, 2011. No State, county or other trigger will be used to define an eligible LIP area. Sign up will begin when an eligible disaster is apparent. TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Direct Payments for Specified Use

USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Audits:

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-133. BCAP is a program operated by the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), and therefore is included in the CCC annual audit. All CCC audit procedures apply to BCAP.

Records:

Producers enrolling in all types of BCAP contracts may be reviewed or audited by FSA as appropriate. Recipients shall retain records which include spreadsheet, books, papers, records, contracts, scale tickets, settlement sheets, invoices, written price quotations, or other documents related to BCAP. Records shall be maintained and retained for no less than three years from the date of payment for cultivation or renewable biomass purchases. Account Identification:

The assistance will be used to provide relief to eligible producers due to adverse weather, as determined by the Secretary of Agriculture (henceforth the Secretary), during the calendar year. An eligible producer on a farm means an individual or entity that, as determined by the Secretary, assumes the production and market risks associated with the agricultural production of crops or livestock. An individual or entity is a citizen of the United States (U.S.); a resident alien; a partnership of citizens of the U.S.; or a corporation, limited liability corporation, or other farm organizational structure organized under State law. Eligible livestock is an adult/non-adult beef or dairy cattle, adult/non-adult buffalo/beefalo, equine maintained for commercial use as part of the farming operation, elk, reindeer, deer, sheep, alpacas, emus, swine, goats, llamas, and poultry. Eligible adverse weather events are wildfire (must be related to an adverse weather event), blizzard, tornado, lightning, ice storms, earthquakes, flooding, extreme cold or heat. If an eligible livestock dies due to a disease, it must be related to or exacerbated by an eligible adverse weather event to be an eligible cause of livestock deaths under LIP. Drought is not an eligible adverse weather event except when associated with anthrax, a condition that occurs because of drought and results in the death of eligible livestock. Applicant Eligibility: An eligible producer may use assistance for livestock death losses in excess of the normal mortality due to adverse weather. Beneficiary Eligibility: Beneficiary eligibility is extended to an eligible livestock producer who is an owner, cash share lessee, a contract grower of covered livestock that provides the pasture land or grazing land (including cash-leased pasture land or grazing land for the livestock) that is physically located in a county affected by drought. The term "eligible livestock producer" does not include an owner, ash or share lessee, or contract grower of livestock that rents or leases pasture land or grazing land owned by another person on a rate-of-gain basis. The eligible producer on a farm must have during the 60 calendar days before the beginning date of a qualifying drought or fire, owned, ashed or share leased, or been a contract grower of eligible covered livestock.

12-4336-0-1-351.

Obligations:

(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 11 $76,731,000; FY 12 est $17,000,000; and FY 13 est $0 - This program is only authorized though Fiscal Year 2012

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:

No Data Available.

PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Not Applicable.

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

7 CFR Part 1450

Regional or Local Office:

None. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact the: USDA Target Center 202-720-2600.

Credentials/Documentation:

Headquarters Office: Kelly Novak USDA, FSA, Conservation & Environmental Programs (CEPD) 14th & Independence Ave SW , Room 4975, Washington, District of Columbia 20250 Email: kelly.novak@wdc.usda.gov Phone: 202-720-4053.

Website Address:

http://www.fsa.usda.gov/bcap

Proof of death of livestock must be provided and may include but is not limited to, any or a combination of the following: rendering truck receipts or certificates; national guard receipts of carcass removal; veterinary records; tax assessor records; private insurance documents; a measurement service may be requested by the producer and completed by FSA. Documentation must provide sufficient data that identifies the kind/type/weight range of livestock and the number of livestock. A third party certification may be accepted only when participant certifies in writing that no other form of proof of death is available and includes the number and physical location of livestock in inventory at time death occurs. Documentation must also be provided to support the number of livestock in inventory at the time the death occurred. The third party providing the certification must be a reliable source in a position to have knowledge of the dead livestock and shall not be affiliated with he operation such as a hired hand or a family member, etc. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87. Preapplication Coordination:

RELATED PROGRAMS:

Not Applicable.

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Not Applicable.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

Not Applicable.

Not Applicable.
EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
Not Applicable.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
Not Applicable.

Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Application Procedures: This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. A notice of loss must be filed within 30 days of when the loss is apparant. Award Procedure: Indemnity payments to an eligible producer on a farm shall be made at a rate of 75 percent of the market value of the applicable livestock on the day before the date of death of the livestock, as determined by the Secretary for each specific livestock category; individual producers' eligible losses; and calculations will be performed separately by eligible livestock (by type, kind, and weight range) and producer type. Deadlines: Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: Not Applicable. Appeals: Not Applicable. Renewals: Not Applicable. Formula and Matching Requirements: This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements. Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: There are no restrictions place on the time permited to spend the money awarded. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum. Reports: No reports are required. Audits: No audits are required for this program. Records:

10.089 LIVESTOCK FORAGE DISASTER PROGRAM (LFP) FEDERAL AGENCY: Farm Service Agency, Department of Agriculture AUTHORIZATION: The Food Conservation and Energy Act of 2008, Public Law 110-246. OBJECTIVES: The objective of LFP is to provide financial assistance from the Agricultural Disaster Relief Trust Fund (Trust Fund). The Secretary of Agriculture (henceforth the Secretary) has the authority to use sums from the Trust Fund to provide compensation to livestock producers who suffered grazing losses due to drought or fire. For drought, the losses must have occurred because of a qualifying drought during the normal grazing period for the county on land that is native or improved pastureland with permanent vegetative cover or is planted to a crop planted specifically for grazing covered livestock. For fire, LFP provides payments to eligible livestock producers that have suffered grazing losses on range land managed by a Federal agency if the eligible livestock producer is prohibited by the Federal agency from grazing the normal permitted livestock on the managed range land because of a qualifying fire. Eligible grazing losses must have occurred on or after January 1, 2008, and before October 1, 2011. The eligible grazing losses must occur within the same calendar year for which benefits are being requested. TYPES OF ASSISTANCE: Direct Payments for Specified Use USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS: The assistance can be used to provide financial assistance for grazing losses due to drought equal to one, two, or three times the monthly payment rate to eligible livestock producers if the eligible livestock producer owns or leases a grazing land or pastureland that is physically located in a county that is rated by the U.S. Drought Monitor as D2 Drought (severe drought) for at least eight consecutive weeks, D3 (extreme drought) at any time or for four weeks (not necessarily four consecutive weeks), or a D4 (exceptional drought at anytime) during the normal grazing period for the specific type of grazing land or pastureland for the county. Eligible livestock producers are eligible to receive assistance if grazing losses due to a fire on Federally managed land if the grazing loss is on range-land managed by a Federal agency such as the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs or Tribal government and the eligible producer is prohibited by the Federal agency from grazing the normal permitted livestock and/or normal permitted days. Livestock producers are eligible to receive assistance if grazing losses due to drought or fire occur on or after January 1, 2008 and before October 1, 2011. Applicant Eligibility: An eligible applicant or livestock producer may use assistance for grazing or fire losses for any specific purpose. Eligible covered livestock includes cattle (including dairy cattle); buffalo/beefalo/ alpacas, deer, elk, emu, equine, goats, llamas, poultry; reindeer, sheep; swine; and other livestock as determined by the Secretary. Beneficiary Eligibility: Beneficiary eligibility is extended to an eligible livestock producer who is an owner, cash share lessee, a contract grower of covered livestock that provides the pasture land or grazing land (including cash-leased pasture land or grazing land for the livestock) that is physically located in a county affected by drought. The term "eligible livestock producer" does not include an owner, cash or share lessee, or contract grower of livestock that rents or leases pasture land or grazing land owned by another person on a rate-of-gain basis. The eligible producer on a farm must have during the 60 calendar days before the beginning date of a qualifying drought or fire, owned, cashed or share leased, or been a contract grower of eligible covered livestock. An eligible livestock producer

No Data Available.

Account Identification:

12-5531-0-2-351.

Obligations: (Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 11 $23,894,000; FY 12 est $56,000,000; and FY 13 est $0 - Supplemental Agricultural Disaster Assistance is only effective for losses incurred as the result of a disaster, adverse weather, or other environmental conditions that occurred on or before September 30, 2011. Range and Average of Financial Assistance: Not available. PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Not Applicable. REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE: Not Applicable. Regional or Local Office: None. Headquarters Office: Lenior J. Simmons, FSA DAFO PECD, 1400 Independence Ave SW, Room 3640-S, Washington, District of Columbia 20250 Email: Lenior.Simmons@wdc.usda.gov Phone: (202) 720-9070. Website Address: No Data Available

RELATED PROGRAMS:

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