New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Programs to assist farmers and ranchers

 

November 4, 2019



Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said that farmers and ranchers may be eligible for certain federal programs even before a secretarial designation is in place.

Programs such as the Farm Service Agency’s Emergency Conservation Program (ECP), Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) and Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) are available when a loss occurs.

“We are aware of fences being destroyed due to heavy, wet snow or from water running through ravines and low-lying areas. Fences have taken a toll, even fences that were established a few year...



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