USDA FSA Designates 36 Counties As Primary Natural Disaster Areas
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Tuesday, USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced counties in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma will be available for FSA emergency loans due to losses from drought. Producers in primary disaster areas as well as contiguous disaster areas are eligible for loans.
Loans are made available under the authority of Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Purdue. Producers in any designated primary and contiguous counties have until April 1, 2019 to apply for emergency loans to help cover actual losses. In total, 36 counties have been declared primary disaster areas and another 36 contiguous disaster areas.