USDA Designates Four North Dakota 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 Four North Dakota 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: North Dakota

Triggering Disaster: Drought

Application Deadline: Jan. 3, 2022

Primary Counties Eligible: Barnes, Grand Forks, Griggs and Steele

Contiguous Counties also Eligible:

  • North Dakota:

    Cass
    Eddy
    Foster

    LaMoure
    Nelson
    Ransom

    Stutsman
    Traill
    Walsh

  • Minnesota: Marshall and Polk

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

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