USDA Designates 18 Arkansas 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 18 Arkansas 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.

 State: Arkansas

Triggering Disaster #1: Excessive rain, flash flooding, flooding, high winds and lightning that occurred during April 1 through June 11, 2021

 Application Deadline: April 12, 2022

 Primary Counties Eligible:

Arkansas:

ArkansasDrewPhillips
BentonJeffersonPope
BradleyLawrencePrairie
CalhounLincolnPulaski
ChicotLonokeWhite
DeshaMonroeYell

Contiguous Counties/Parishes also Eligible:

Arkansas:

AshleyGarlandMadisonScott
CarrollGrantMontgomerySearcy
CleburneGreeneNewtonSharp
ClevelandIndependenceOuachitaUnion
ConwayJacksonPerryVan Buren
CraigheadJohnsonRandolphWashington
DallasLeeSt. FrancisWoodruff
FaulknerLoganSaline

Louisiana: East Carroll, Morehouse and West Carroll

Mississippi: Bolivar, Coahoma, Issaquena, Tunica and Washington

Missouri: Barry and McDonald

Oklahoma: Adair and Delaware

 Triggering Disaster #2: Hail that occurred on May 6, 2021

 Application Deadline: April 12, 2022

 Primary County Eligible: Lawrence

 Contiguous Counties also Eligible:

Arkansas: Craighead, Greene, Independence, Jackson, Randolph and Sharp

More Resources

On farmers.gov, the Disaster Assistance Discovery ToolDisaster-at-a-Glance fact sheet, and Farm Loan Discovery Tool can help you determine program or loan options. To file a Notice of Loss or to ask questions about available programs, contact your local  USDA Service Center.

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