Vernon County Farm Loss Payments Now Available

VERNON COUNTY, WI (Ben Caxton) — Payments are now available to Vernon County producers who lost stored commodities due to natural disaster in 2018 or 2019. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency in Vernon County says the program provides payments to eligible producers in impacted counties who suffered uncompensated losses of harvested commodities including grains, oilseeds, and hay stored in on-farm structures. For producers to receive payment, the losses must be directly related to an eligible disaster event such as floods, tornadoes, snowstorms, or wildfires. The farm storage structure must be located on the farm, not used for commercial storage, and would have, under normal circumstances, maintained the quality of the commodity. Commodities stored in warehouses are not eligible for OFSLP. Payments are made for the loss of the stored commodity and not for the loss of the structure itself.

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