Livestock Assistance Program

To provide direct payments to eligible livestock producers who suffered grazing losses due to drought, hot weather, disease, insect infestation, fire, hurricane, flood, fire, earthquake, severe storm, or other disasters during the 2000 crop year.

Benefits will be provided to eligible livestock
producers only in those counties where a severe natural disaster occurred.

A county must have been approved as a primary disaster area under a Secretarial disaster designation or Presidential disaster declaration after January 1, 2000, and subsequently approved for participation in the Livestock Assistance Program (LAP) by the Deputy Administrator for Farm Programs.

Agency - Department of Agriculture

Established in 1862, the Department of Agriculture serves all Americans through anti-hunger efforts, stewardship of nearly 200 million acres of national forest and rangelands, and through product safety and conservation efforts. The USDA opens markets for American farmers and ranchers and provides food for needy people around the world.

Office - 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 Farm Service Agency section of Appendix IV of the Catalog or on the WEB at

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Program Accomplishments

Not available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

LAP provides direct payments to eligible livestock producers who suffered 40 percent or greater grazing loss for three or more months due to a natural disaster.

There are no use restrictions on the benefits received under this program.