The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) is responsible for the delivery of federal farm programs to help producers manage risks and recover from disasters. USDA FSA will be providing information to shellfish growers on the availability and requirements of the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm raised Fish Program or ELAP. Information will include eligible losses, required documentation and important deadlines to meet in accordance with program regulations. Heather Boyd, Agricultural Program Specialist at the FSA state office will be available to answer questions.
The webinar will occur on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at 3:00 pm EDT. You can attend remotely! The workshop will be broadcast live via Zoom: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/95754033135. Resources and recordings will be made available.
This workshop is cohosted by the University of Florida Shellfish Extension Program and Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Aquaculture.
For more information, contact Leslie Sturmer at 352.543.5057 or Lnst@ufl.edu.
Additional Forms & Resources:
- ELAP Factsheet
- Adding ELAP to Your Disaster Recovery Tool Box
- Acreage report form– due 9/30/2022; should include, producer information, AQ lease name and number, type and size of mollusk, how many containers/bags planted and how many per container/bag per size, separated by planting dates
- Documentation requirements
- Emergency Loss Assistance form