Hurricane Matthew Updates From NCDA&CS (10/17/16)

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This newsletter contains the daily situation reports from the State Emergency Operation Center for the Hurricane Matthew response. Please share this newsletter with other producers affected by the storm. To subscribe directly to this newsletter, please send an email to


Call the NCDA&CS Agriculture Weather Emergency Hotline at 866-645-9403

Call 866-645-9403

2014 Farm Bill Fact Sheet – Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP)

The 2014 Farm Bill authorized the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) to provide benefits to livestock producers for livestock deaths in excess of normal mortality caused by eligible loss conditions including eligible adverse weather.

View a PDF of the Livestock Indemnity Fact Sheet (July 2016).

For more information on USDA-Farm Service Agency (FSA) programs, visit the FSA Disaster Assistance Programs page on NC State Extension’s disaster website to learn about ALL SIX FSA disaster programs. Additionally, the FSA Hurricane Matthew Worksheet is available to help calculate your losses.

US DOT Hotline

For individualized temporary routing information, US DOT has set up a routing assistance hotline for livestock producers. Please call 888-407-4275 and they will check the current closure information and develop a possible route for you. They will need the origin and destination of the shipments, as well as the weight of the vehicle to give you the best route possible.

Landfills Reminders

This is a reminder that some landfills are not accepting animal mortality without prior approval. Call at least two hours ahead to the landfill that you intend to use to find out what their receiving policy is. Download the updated spreadsheet of landfills accepting animal mortality (XLS).