A recent announcement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) shed light on modifications in the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) for 2023. The beef calves, particularly those over 800 pounds, will now receive an increased indemnity rate of $1618 per head, up from the previous $1244.
What’s notable is the retroactive application of this new rate. Losses from January 1, 2023, will benefit from this hike without necessitating any separate formalities from the producers.
With these changes in place, the FSA projects to initiate payments for current losses by the upcoming week. They've also acknowledged potential weight losses in livestock due to extreme weather, assuring producers of a plan to address such situations.
The FSA’s vision for LIP emphasizes its adaptability to live market conditions for future payment rate determinations.
Justin Tupper, the President of the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association, praised the timely decision by the FSA. He underscored the importance of these changes in representing the genuine market value of the animals and expressed appreciation for FSA’s support, especially from the local offices during these challenging times. Source : wisconsinagconnection