FSA offers compensation for flood loss

FSA offers compensation for flood loss Farm producers can sign up for the 2000 Flood Compensation Program (FCP) now through Jan 12, 2001.

FSA State Executive Director Mike O'Connor announced that any county approved to implement the 1998 Flood Compensation Program is also eligible for the 2000 FCP.

Eligible land must be cropland or pastureland used for the production of feed for livestock or other agricultural uses in one or more years from Oct. 1, 1991 through Sept. 30, 1999.

Additionally, it must have been inaccessible or incapable of crop production, grazing or haying due to flooding, or excessive moisture during all of the period from Oct. 1, 1999 through Sept. 30, 2000.

A change that affects producers is that land that was planted and failed, due to excess moisture, is not eligible for the 2000 FCP.

O'Connor said that $24 million has been allocated for the 2000 FCP payments, and thus, a national factor may be calculated after sign-up ends.

Producers should contact local county FSA offices to make application for this program.

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