(a) Definition of livestock
In this section, the term "livestock" includes elk, reindeer, bison, horses, and deer.
(b) Availability of assistance
In such amounts as are provided in advance in appropriation Acts, the Secretary of Agriculture may provide assistance to dairy and other livestock producers to cover economic losses incurred by such producers in connection with the production of livestock.
(c) Types of assistance
The assistance provided to livestock producers may be in the following forms:
(1) Indemnity payments to livestock producers who incur livestock mortality losses.
(2) Livestock feed assistance to livestock producers affected by shortages of feed.
(3) Compensation for sudden increases in production costs.
(4) Such other assistance, and for such other economic losses, as the Secretary considers appropriate.
The Secretary may not use the funds of the Commodity Credit Corporation to provide assistance under this section.
(e) Authorization of appropriations
There is authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary such sums as may be necessary to carry out this section.
CODIFICATION Section was enacted as part of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, and not as part of the Emergency Livestock Feed Assistance Act of 1988 which comprises this subchapter or as part of the Agricultural Act of 1949 which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of the 1949 Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 1421 of this title and Tables.AMENDMENTS 2005—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 109–97 substituted "bison, horses, and deer" for "and bison". 2004—Pub. L. 108–447 added subsec. (a) and redesignated former subsecs. (a) to (d) as (b) to (e), respectively.EFFECTIVE DATE OF 2005 AMENDMENT Amendment by Pub. L. 109–97 applicable to losses resulting from a disaster that occurs on or after July 28, 2005, and inapplicable to losses resulting from a disaster that occurs before such date, see section 784(c) of Pub. L. 109–97, set out as a note under section 1471 of this title.
7 U.S.C. § 1472 (2018)