FEDERAL DROUGHT ASSISTANCE

Three of the most commonly used USDA FSA programs used by cattle producers for drought assistance are: The Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP), The Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) and The Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP).

A factsheet from the Rancher Technical Assistance Program highlighting the three programs is available for download here.

For more details on each program, click on the USDA factsheets below and contact your local FSA office for specific questions and eligibility for applying or enrolling.

ELAP Factsheet
NAP Factsheet
California FSA offices link to map

CONTACT YOUR LOCAL FSA OFFICE

USDA has created a map to help producers pin down contact information for their respective county offices. Click on the outline of California to be redirected to FSA’s interactive map to locate your county office’s contact information.

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U.S. Drought Monitor

The U.S. Drought Monitor helps USDA determine access to some assistance programs including The Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) and The Livestock Forage Disaster Program.

Go to Monitor