USDA Extends Deadline for ELAP
August 1, 2014

U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan M. Garcia announced this week that the enrollment deadline for the 2012 and 2013 Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) has been extended to Aug. 15. Originally, program sign-up was scheduled to end Aug. 1.

The new deadline gives producers who experienced losses because of disease, adverse weather, wildfires or colony collapse disorder between Oct. 1, 2011, and Sept. 30, 2013, an additional two weeks to enroll in the program.

Producers are encouraged to contact their local FSA service center or visit FSA's website at www.fsa.usda.gov for additional information regarding ELAP.