USDA Designates 10 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 10 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 26, 2021

Primary Counties Eligible:

Bee
Brazoria

Cottle
DeWitt

Karnes
King

Kleberg
Live Oak

Matagorda
Victoria

Contiguous Counties also Eligible:

Atascosa
Brooks
Calhoun
Childress
Dickens
Duval
Foard

Fort Bend
Galveston
Goliad
Gonzales
Hall
Hardeman
Harris

Haskell
Jackson
Jim Wells
Kenedy
Kent
Knox
Lavaca

McMullen
Motley
Nueces
Refugio

San Patricio
Stonewall
Wharton
Wilson

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

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