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Poultry Loss Contract Grant Assistance Program application period ends Dec. 3

The Calhoun-Liberty Journal of Bristol, Florida

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The Poultry Loss Contract Grant Assistance Program (PGAP) will provide assistance to poultry growers whose poultry growing arrangement with a live poultry dealer that filed proceedings under chapter 11 of title 11, United States Code, in United States Bankruptcy Court during the 30-day period beginning on Dec. 1, 2008, was terminated. To be eligible for PGAP assistance poultry growers must:

Be a holder of a poultry growing arrangement with a live poultry dealer that filed proceedings under chapter 11 of title 1 l, United States Code, in the United States Bankruptcy Court during the 30-dayperiod beginning on Dec. 1, 2008;

Have had their poultry growing arrangement terminated with a bankrupt live poultry dealer between

-May 1, 2008, and July 1, 2010;

Not have entered into a poultry growing arrangement with any live poultry dealer for one month after termination of the poultry growing arrangement; and,

Have records on file with an FSA county office showing:

Compliance with conservation compliance eligibility provisions; and

Average nonfarm adjusted gross income (AGI) not exceeding $500,000 for the three preceding tax years (2005-2007).

The deadline for applications is Dec. 3. The application, forms and guidelines are online at http://www.florida-agriculture.com/news/ll-01-10.htm

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will hold a grower workshop in Live Oak the second week of November to assist in the application process. For more information, contact Marshall Wiseheart at (850) 488-4366 or mailto: wisehem@doacs.state.fl.us, or Yolanda Roundtree at (850) 488-7127 or mailto: roundty@doacs.state.fl.us.



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Original Publication Date: November 24, 2010



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