USDA Designates Rapides Parish, Louisiana, as a Primary Natural Disaster Area

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 Rapides Parish, Louisiana, as a Primary Natural Disaster Area

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.

State: Louisiana

Triggering Disaster: Winter storm, including ice, that occurred from Feb. 15 through Feb. 21, 2021

Application Deadline: Jan. 10, 2022

Primary Parish Eligible: Rapides

Contiguous Parishes also Eligible: Allen, Avoyelles, Evangeline, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches and Vernon

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

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