Deadline for eligible expenses for North Dakota farmers extendedChristian Fernsby ▼ | February 3, 2020
The deadline for eligible expenses for the North Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Emergency Feed Transportation Assistance Program has been extended.
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The deadline for applications to be submitted has also been extended until Mar. 2, 2020.
“Based on numerous requests, we are granting an extension to allow producers more time to get feed purchased and hauled and submit those expenses to be considered for the program,” Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said.
“As a result of extraordinary weather conditions last fall, many producers are still purchasing and transporting feed to replace what they’ve lost or were unable to access.”
Program eligibility requirements include:
- Must have verifiable feed losses which required the producer to purchase
upplemental feed or haul breeding livestock to a feedlot. Examples include: producer was unable to cut corn at the appropriate time to make silage, producer had hay that was flooded, producer lost access to hay or other feed.
- Must own at least 25 animal unit equivalents of dairy cattle, beef cattle, bison, sheep or goats. A description of animal unit equivalents may be found directly on the application.
- Feed must be used for the purposes of the producer’s own livestock operation.
- Feed is considered to be hay or any other forage (excluding silage); grain including distillers and other co-products; straw and other feed supplements.
- Transportation costs must have been incurred between Sept. 30, 2019, and Feb. 20, 2020.
- Must have costs related to transportation outside of an applicant’s normal livestock operation. ■