USDA Designates 17 Utah 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 17 Utah 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: Utah

Triggering Disaster: Drought

Application Deadline: November 5, 2021

Primary Counties Eligible:

Beaver
Box Elder
Carbon
Duchesne

Emery
Garfield
Grand
Iron

Juab
Kane
Millard

San Juan
Sevier
Tooele

Uintah
Washington
Wayne

Contiguous Counties also Eligible:

Utah: Cache, Daggett, Davis, Piute, Salt Lake, Sanpete, Summit, Utah, Wasatch and Weber

Arizona: Apache, Coconino, Mohave and Navajo

Colorado: Dolores, Garfield, Mesa, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Rio Blanco and San Miguel

Idaho: Cassia and Oneida

Nevada: Elko, Lincoln and White Pine

New Mexico: San Juan

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

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