Corn damaged by drought. Photo Phil Kaatz, Michigan State University
This Secretarial natural disaster designation allows the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) to provide indispensable emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters through an emergency loan. .
Emergency loans can be used to meet a variety of recovery needs including the replacement of valuables such as equipment or animals, the reorganization of a farming operation or the refinancing of certain debts. The FSA will review loans based on the extent of losses, available security and solvency.
According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, these counties experienced an amount of drought during the growing season of 1) D2 Drought-Severe for 8 or more consecutive weeks or 2) D3 Drought-Extreme or D4 Drought- Exceptional.
Affected Area: Nebraska
Triggered Disaster: Drought
Application Deadline: Feb. 13, 2023
Primary Counties that Qualify: Adams, Clay, Deuel and Keith
Adjacent counties also qualify:
At farmers.gov, the Disaster Assistance Discovery Tool, Disaster Assistance-at-a-Glance fact sheet, and Farm Loan Discovery Tool can help you identify program or loan options. To file a Notice of Loss or to inquire about available programs, contact your local USDA Service Center.