21 Dec 2009

US Department of Agriculture aids farmers who lost livestock in Setember tsunami

11:09 am on 21 December 2009

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency (FSA) has approved the Livestock Indemnity Programme for American Samoa following the Sept. 29th earthquake and tsunami.

US citizens and US Nationals who lost livestock during the disasters have been encouraged to apply for assistance and provide verifiable evidence of their livestock loss.

Dane Ley, State Executive Director for FSA says that with the proper documentation pig farmers and other producers with livestock may be able to recover a portion of their losses.

Ley says documents must provide verifiable evidence of livestock inventory.

The deadline to submit applications is March 1st, 2010.