The state executive director of the Iowa Farm Service Agency says changes in federal rules have made more Iowa livestock producers eligible for disaster assistance. Derryl McLaren the Livestock Compensation Program (LCP) originally created in 2002 has been extended.He says the only counties eligible last fall were counties with a drought declaration, but that’s been extended to counties that have any kind of disaster declaration. McLaren says the program covers anyone who owned cattle, sheep, goats, buffalo or catfish. He says you had to own the livestock before June 1st of 2002 to be eligible. He says livestock owners can get disaster payments based on the kind of animals they raised.McLaren isn’t sure how many people might be eligible for the payments. He says they don’t keep records of livestock, so they can’t identify the people ahead of time. McLaren says you can sign up at your county F-S-A office and the sign up will end in early June.These counties are eligible for 2003 LCP: Lyon, Osceola, Pottawattamie, Dickinson, Emmet, Cass, Kossuth, Winnebago, Mills, Floyd, Howard, Montgomery, Palo Alto, Clay, Adams, O’Brien, Monona, Ringgold,Harrison, Shelby, Taylor, Audubon, Guthrie, Page, Fremont, Clarke, Decatur, Lucas, Wayne, Monroe, Appanoose, Wapello, Davis, Keokuk, Jefferson, Van Buren, Henry, Louisa, Des Moines, Lee Winneshiek, Cedar, Allamakee, Clinton, Fayette, Scott, Clayton, Muscatine, Buchanan, Union, Delaware, Webster, Dubuque, Humboldt, Jackson, Calhoun, Jones, Sac, Linn, Sioux, Benton, Grundy, Iowa, Johnson