Mother nature delivered a one-two punch to the state's cattle industry during two record-breaking storms in the heart of calving season in April. The North Dakota Stockmen's Association and North Dakota Stockmen's Foundation has launched the Hope After Haley Disaster Relief Fund. 


Livestock Indemnity Program

Livestock losses due to eligible adverse weather events may qualify for payment through the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP), a permanent disaster program offered through Farm Service Agency (FSA). LIP is focused on livestock deaths in excess of normal mortality caused by adverse weather or by attacks by animals reintroduced into the wild by the Federal Government. LIP payments are equal to 75 percent of the average fair market value of the livestock.


Producers who would like to apply for LIP should keep the following information in mind:

  • Documentation is required to prove your beginning inventory (calving books, preg-check records, insurance documents, etc.)
  • Evidence of the livestock death is required (photos, insurance claims, etc.)
  • Livestock losses must be reported to FSA within 30 days of becoming apparent


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We know this is a very stressful time. Know that you are not alone. If you or someone you love needs someone to talk to, call a friend, a neighbor or 211, a statewide 24-hour crisis intervention, health and human services information and referral line. 


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