As farmers and ranchers know all too well, Mother Nature is very unpredictable. However, there are safety net programs in place to help alleviate any losses that result. Thursday evening, the Minnesota Farm Service Agency, in conjunction with the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association, hosted a webinar reminding livestock producers of the tools available. MN FSA disaster and production program specialist Calvin Gellatly said accurate records are key when using the Livestock Indemnity Program. “One easy way to document losses is with a timestamp/datestamp photo. There are also free smartphone apps that will add a timestamp with GPS coordinates.” Other livestock-related programs available for Minnesota farmers to use include the Livestock Forage Program, the Conservation Reserve Program, farm storage and marketing assistance loans. Hear the story.