USDA Designates 63 Colorado Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

This Secretarial natural disaster designation allows the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) to extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters through emergency loans. Emergency loans can be used to meet various recovery needs including the replacement of essential items such as equipment or livestock, reorganization of a farming operation or the refinance of certain debts. FSA will review the loans based on the extent of losses, security available and repayment ability.

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USDA Designates 63 Colorado Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

This Secretarial natural disaster designation allows the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) to extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters through emergency loans. Emergency loans can be used to meet various recovery needs including the replacement of essential items such as equipment or livestock, reorganization of a farming operation or the refinance of certain debts. FSA will review the loans based on the extent of losses, security available and repayment ability.

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor (see http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/), these counties suffered from 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.

State: Colorado

Triggering Disaster: Drought

Application Deadline: November 5, 2021

Primary Counties Eligible:

Adams
Alamosa
Arapahoe
Archuleta
Baca
Bent
Boulder
Broomfield
Chaffee
Cheyenne
Clear Creek
Conejos
Costilla

Crowley
Delta
Denver
Dolores
Douglas
Eagle
Elbert
El Paso
Fremont
Garfield
Gilpin
Grand
Gunnison

Hinsdale
Huerfano
Jackson
Jefferson
Kiowa
Kit Carson
Lake
La Plata
Larimer
Las Animas
Lincoln
Logan
Mesa

Mineral
Moffat
Montezuma
Montrose
Morgan
Otero
Ouray
Park
Phillips
Pitkin
Prowers
Pueblo

Rio Blanco
Rio Grande
Routt
Saguache
San Juan
San Miguel
Sedwick
Summit
Teller
Washington
Weld
Yuma

Contiguous Counties also Eligible:

Colorado: Custer

Arizona: Apache

Kansas: Cheyenne, Greeley, Hamilton, Morton, Sherman, Stanton and Wallace

Nebraska: Chase, Cheyenne, Deuel, Dundy, Kimball and Perkins

New Mexico: Colfax, Rio Arriba, San Juan, Taos and Union

Oklahoma: Cimarron

Utah: Daggett, Grand, San Juan and Uintah

Wyoming: Albany, Carbon, Laramie and Sweetwater

For more information on FSA disaster assistance programs or to find your local USDA Service Center visit farmers.gov/recover.

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