USDA Designates 118 Texas 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 118 Texas 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: Texas

Triggering Disaster: Drought

Application Deadline: November 5, 2021

Primary Counties Eligible:

Andrews
Aransas
Armstrong
Atascosa
Bailey
Bandera
Bastrop
Bell
Bexar
Blanco
Borden
Brazos
Brewster
Briscoe
Brooks
Brown
Burleson
Caldwell
Cameron
Castro
Childress
Cochran
Coleman
Collingsworth

Comal
Concho
Crane
Crockett
Crosby
Culberson
Dallam
Dawson
Deaf Smith
Dickens
Dimmit
Donley
Duval
Ector
Edwards
El Paso
Floyd
Frio
Gaines
Garza
Gillespie
Glasscock
Gray
Grimes

Guadalupe
Hale
Hall
Hardeman
Hays
Hemphill
Hidalgo
Hockley
Howard
Hudspeth
Irion
Jeff Davis
Jim Hogg
Kendall
Kenedy
Kerr
Kimble
Kinney
Lamb
La Salle
Lee
Llano
Loving
Lubbock

Lynn
McCulloch
McMullen
Martin
Mason
Maverick
Medina
Menard
Midland
Milam
Mills
Motley
Nueces
Oldham
Parmer
Pecos
Presidio
Randall
Reagan
Real
Reeves
Refugio
Roberts

Runnels
San Patricio
San Saba
Starr
Sterling
Swisher
Terrell
Terry
Tom Green
Travis
Upton
Uvalde
Val Verde
Ward
Webb
Wheeler
Willacy
Williamson
Wilson
Winkler
Yoakum
Zapata
Zavala

Contiguous Counties also Eligible:

Texas: Bee, Burnet, Calhoun, Callahan, Carson, Coke, Camanche, Coryell, Cottle, Eastland, Falls, Fayette, Foard, Goliad, Gonzales, Hamilton, Hansford, Hartley, Hutchison, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kent, King, Kleberg, Lampasas, Leon, Lipscomb, Live Oak, McLennan, Madison, Mitchell, Montgomery, Moore, Nolan, Ochiltree, Potter, Robertson, Schleicher, Scurry, Sherman, Stonewall, Sutton, Taylor, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Washington and Wilbarger.

New Mexico: Curry, Dona Ana, Eddy, Lea, Otero, Quay, Roosevelt and Union

Oklahoma: Beckham, Cimarron, Ellis, Harmon, Jackson and Roger Mills

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

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