Idaho livestock

Cattle rest in a southwestern Idaho field. Producers in Canyon, Owyhee, Payette and Washington counties are eligible to apply for Livestock Forage Disaster Program benefits.

Livestock producers in four southwestern Idaho counties have until Jan. 30 to apply for 2019 forage-loss benefits under a USDA Farm Service Agency program.

Idaho FSA reported producers in Canyon, Owyhee, Payette and Washington counties are eligible to apply for Livestock Forage Disaster Program benefits covering forage losses on native or improved pasture.

FSA State Executive Director Tom Dayley said livestock producers in the four counties may be eligible based on drought conditions reported in January and February.

The program compensates eligible producers who suffered grazing losses on covered livestock due to drought on privately owned or cash-leased land, or fire on federally managed land. It covers qualifying livestock producers operating in counties the U.S. Drought Monitor says are in severe, extreme or exceptional drought conditions; payment amounts vary based on length and severity.

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