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Tornado Victims with Farm Related Damages Are Encouraged to Apply for FSA Assistance Programs

Thu, 18 May 2017 14:58:37 CDT

Tornado Victims with Farm Related Damages Are Encouraged to Apply for FSA Assistance Programs Beckham County, Oklahoma experience a tornado event Tuesday evening, causing damage to residential and agricultural areas, and at least one fatality. Beckham County Farm Service Agency Executive Director Brian Pritchard spoke with Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Associate Farm Director Carson Horn about the extent of the damage to the rural community, as well as the programs available through FSA to assist those affected. You can listen to their conversation by clicking or tapping the LISTEN BAR below at the bottom of this story.

“We’ve been getting reports of quite a few dead cattle and horses and miles and miles of fence that are just gone,” Pritchard said. “And then I think they were reporting about 100 homes damaged or destroyed, and then numerous barns and equipment.”

Pritchard says that approximately 50 head of livestock have been reported dead, and at least that many or more that are injured. He adds that so far, everyone he has talked to has reported missing livestock.

Efforts are already underway he says, to find missing livestock, care for injured livestock and dispose of those animals already dead. Meanwhile, Pritchard is encouraging those with damage to their farms, to apply for the assistance programs available through FSA, including the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) and the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP), a cost-share program to help with fencing needs.

Pritchard stresses for those with dead livestock, to document their losses with photographic evidence, before the carcasses are disposed of, as proof of loss is required in order to apply for LIP assistance.

For more information, you can call the Beckham County FSA Office at 580-928-3113.



Listen to Associate Farm Director Carson Horn be briefed on the Beckham County tornado situation
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