September 24, 2004 -- U.S. Department of Agriculture?s (USDA) Secretary Ann M. Veneman announced this week that a nationwide Electronic Loan Deficiency Payment (eLDP) service has been launched. "The eLDP program allows producers to apply for and receive Loan Deficiency Payments online from remote locations such as their homes or offices," stated Veneman.
Wool, mohair and unshorn pelts are included in the list of commodities with access to the eLDP service. To register, producers can go to: www.sc.egov.usda.gov and complete form CCC-634-E, "Request for Electronic Loan Deficiency Payment Services." Eligible producers must also have an active USDA eAuthentication Level 2 account, which requires completing an online registration form at the above address, followed by a visit to the local USDA Service Center for identity verification.
This new service is just one of many that USDA is making available to better serve individuals and businesses across the country.