USDA Designates 12 South 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 12 South 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: South Dakota

Triggering Disaster: Drought

Application Deadline: Jan. 3, 2022

Primary Counties Eligible:

Butte
Campbell
Corson

Dewey
Edmunds
Harding

McPherson
Meade
Perkins

Potter
Walworth
Ziebach


Contiguous Counties also Eligible:

  • South Dakota:

    Brown
    Faulk

    Haakon
    Hyde

    Lawrence
    Pennington

    Stanley
    Sully

  • Montana: Carter and Fallon
  • North Dakota: Adams, Bowman, Dickey, Emmons, McIntosh and Sioux
  • Wyoming: Crook

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

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