USDA Extends Period for Honey Producers to Apply for Emergency Assistance

Diane Ley, Executive Director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Hawaii announced today that USDA will accept late-filed applications for the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) for losses that took place in calendar years 2008 and 2009. The emergency assistance covers losses due to disease, and adverse weather conditions due to wildfires. This assistance is tremendously important to Big Island honey producers who have incurred recent losses due to drought, fire, and most recently, the presence of the varroa mite.
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