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10 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7 2011 offers loss for livestock producers affected by wildfires . 2011 Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm-raised Fish Program (ELAP). ~ubmitted by USDAILordsbur9 "Devastating wildfires have bility requirements producers Arlen L. Hall, County Execu-adversely impacted many live- live Director of USDA s Farm Ser- stock operations throughout ,the ,vice Agency (FSA) in Hidalgo state, which leaves producers !2ounty, announced that produc- with increased feed expenses,, crs who have suffered feed losses said Hall. "ELAP provides emer- due to wildfires inciden'ts that gency assistance to eligible pro- Occurred after June 08, 2011 and ducers of livestock, honeybees before September 30th, could be and farm-raised fish who have eligible for payment under the losses due to disease, 'adverse weather or other conditions, in- cluding losses due to blizzards a socially disadvantaged, lim- and wildfires," he said. ited resource or beginning In order to meet ELAP eligi- farmer or rancher do not have to meet this requirement. At, you now have the choice to go paperless for your monthly bill. You also get the added convenience of paying your bill online for free. Our new, free "" option lets you pay your electric bill online quickly and effortlessly, and also - reduces the clutter while saving paper. Visit PNM.comlsmarttoday today to learn more about the fast, convenient options available to pay your monthly electric bil s. The Dower to meke life t~ttor must have a 2~11 insurance policy equal to at least the cata- strophic level of coverage or have Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) cov- erage for each crop planted on the farm, excluding grazing acreages. Farmers arid ranch- ers who meet the definition of A qualifying loss under ELAP includes the loss of pur- chased forage or feedstuffs or the loss of mechanically har- vested forage or feedstuffs. Pro- ducers who incur additional costs for providing or transport- ing feed to eligible livestock because of wildfire are also eli- gible. Producers who purchase additional feed, above normal quantities, in order to maintain eligible livestock during wild- fires, until additional feed be- comes available are also eligible for ELAP benefits. Producers with a qualifying loss mu~t provide the Hidalgo County FSA office with the to- tal number 'of livestock, num- ber of acres in their operation, number of acres burned and re- ceipts for purchased feed that was destroyed in the wildfire. ELAP assistance is for losses not covered under other disaster assistance programs es- tablished by the 2008 Farm Bill. Legislative authority for ELAP expires on September 30t~. Producers who suffered a qualifYing loss must file a no- tice of loss and application within 30 days of when the loss is apparent, but no later than October 31, 2011. For more information regarding ELAP. please contact the Hidalgo County FSA Office at (575) 542-3241 ext. 2. USDA is an equal opportu- nity employer anff provider. USDA is an equal opportu- nity provider, employer and lender. Lightning Dock.Geothermal sponsored the AHS Homecoming game last Friday, offering fun and games for Panthers of all ages, including free admission, free hamburgers, a bouncy castle and Jingles the Face Painting Clown. Free T-sshirts were given away as well. Photos by KACIE PETERSON/Animas & RACHEL STONE~Hidalgo County Herald North Park, Lordsb urg Between B & C and West and Gold Lordsburg, New Mexico y, 0 8 - id, ni Q tip I I Q 6 AM- 8 AM 8 AM- 10 AM 10 AM 10 AM- 5 PM 10:30 AM 11 AM - Noon 10AM- 3 PM 2 PM- 3 PM 3 PM 4 PM - 5:30 PM 6:30 - 8 PM DHC Staff Set Up Vendor Set Up Booths Vendors' vehicles must be out of gate by 9:30 AM Public Safety Units set up outside vehicle gates by 9:45 A DHC Ceremony Big K Music Golden Oldie Presentation Vintage Fashion Show ' Car Show Mariachi Performance Car Show Awards Talent Show Gates Close Throughout the day O Co-Sponsored by City of Lordsburg, Western Bank, Diamond A Ranch, Smith Ford, Eibrock Water & Hidalgo County running concurrently J For more information on Discover Hidalgo County, call 575.590.0143 ,"1