The Farm Service Agency has extended the enrollment deadline for the 2012 and 2013 Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program to Aug. 15, 2014.
The program sign-up was originally scheduled to end Aug. 1.
The new deadline gives livestock, honeybee, and farm-raised fish 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 ELAP.
"Because ELAP is an important safety net for key sectors of American agriculture, we've provided this two week extension so that producers can submit required documentation and apply for program benefits," said Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan Garcia.
Producers are encouraged to contact their local FSA service center or visit FSA's website at for additional information regarding ELAP.
ELAP was authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. Since enactment, USDA has provided disaster relief to farmers and ranchers and strengthened risk management tools and other services for farmers and ranchers.
For more information, visit the 2014 Farm Bill website.