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 emergencies. 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 a drought intensity value 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: South Dakota
Triggered Disaster: Drought
Application Deadline: Ene. 13, 2023
Qualifying Primary Counties: Dewey, Haakon, Jackson, Stanley and Ziebach
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.