The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association (SDSGA) strongly supports the Livestock Disaster Protection Act introduced by Rep. Kristi Noem. The bill would extend the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP), the Livestock Forage Program (LFP), and the Emergency Livestock Assistance Program (ELAP) which were authorized in the 2008 Farm Bill for another five years as well as provide coverage for the current fiscal year since the programs expired in 2011.
"We commend Rep. Noem for her leadership to ensure these important programs for our livestock producers," said Shane Kolb, SDSGA President. "We appreciate her support of our cattle and sheep industry with this legislation."
"Natural disasters, whether floods, drought or winter storms, have a major impact on the economy of our state and on the livelihoods of our family livestock producers. The Livestock Disaster Protection Act will provide a reliable safety net for livestock producers who face catastrophic disasters. Thank you to Rep Noem for pursuing this legislation."
- South Dakota Stockgrowers Association