U.S. Department of Agriculture is hosting Webinar on New Disaster Assistance Program for Aquaculture

Shellfish growers are now eligible for a new disaster assistance program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Farm Service Agency, is hosting a webinar regarding updates to the Emergency Livestock, Honey Bees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP). ELAP provides financial assistance to eligible producers of livestock, honeybees and farm-raised aquatic animals for livestock and feed losses due to disease, certain adverse weather events or loss conditions as determined by the Secretary. This webinar provides an opportunity for US shellfish aquaculture industries to learn about recent changes to the ELAP program, general application process, and required documentation to participate.

The webinar will occur on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 3:00 pm EDT. Growers interested in participating must register by clicking on: https://globalmeetwebinar.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1469191&tp_key=d797f48e27 .

After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. During the webinar participants can submit questions through the Q & A box or by emailing fsaoutreach@usda.gov. Questions will be answered during the webinar. A recording of the webinar will be made available afterwards.

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