By Sydney Yalshevec

Farm Service Agency holds meeting to help farmers understand Farm Bill


Recently the 2014 Farm Bill was passed and that means some changes are being implemented to what is eligible for payout. On Thursday, April 17, Robert Nagel, Executive Director of the local Farm Service Agency (FSA) held a meeting for livestock producers in order to inform them of some of the changes.

The first program introduced by Nagel was the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP).

“What LIP does is it reimburses producers for losses above normal mortality for animals that died during a natural disaster,” Nagel said.

This means that after the normal mortality losses any animal lost d...

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