Drought-related programs through the U.S. Department of Agriculture are conveniently summarized on a new two-page fact sheet that will be of use to Farm Service Agency staff and others.
“This is a convenient all-in-one resource that will help producers access resources for drought recovery,” said Brian Fuchs, Monitoring coordinator at the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska. The NDMC and USDA jointly assembled the fact sheet.
Recovery programs triggered by the U.S. Drought Monitor:
- Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP)
- Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm Raised Fish Program (ELAP)
- Emergency Loan Program, for producers in counties eligible under Fast-Track Secretarial Disaster Declarations
Other USDA drought recovery programs:
- Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)
- Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP)
- Emergency Haying & Grazing – Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
- Emergency Conservation Program (ECP)
- Tree Assistance Program (TAP)
Drought recovery programs through the Natural Resources Conservation Service:
- Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP)
- Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP)
Crop insurance is available through the Risk Management Agency.
The fact sheet also lists other resources and websites that may be of use to producers who are coping with drought.
Read the fact sheet