USDA Designates 13 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 13 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.

Impacted Area: Texas

Triggering Disaster Event #1: Excessive moisture and excessive rainfall that occurred during March 1 through July 1, 2021

Application Deadline: April 18, 2022

Primary County Eligible: Bowie

Contiguous Counties Also Eligible:

Texas: Cass, Morris and Red River

Arkansas: Little River and Miller

Oklahoma: McCurtain

Triggering Disaster Event #2: Excessive moisture and excessive rainfall that occurred during April 1 through July 18, 2021

Application Deadline: April 18, 2022

Primary County Eligible: Baylor, Ellis, Hunt, Jackson, Knox, Lamar and Matagorda

Contiguous Counties also Eligible:

Texas:   

Archer       HendersonRockwall
Brazoria  Hill Stonewall
CalhounHopkinsTarrant
CollinJohnsonThrockmorton
ColoradoKaufmanVan Zandt
DallasKingVictoria
DeltaLavacaWharton
FanninNavarroWichita
Foard RainsWilbarger
HaskellRed RiverYoung

Oklahoma: Bryan and Choctaw

Triggering Disaster Event #3: Excessive moisture and excessive rainfall that occurred during May 15 through July 19, 2021

Application Deadline: April 18, 2022

Primary County Eligible: Wharton

Contiguous Counties Also Eligible: Austin, Brazoria, Colorado, Fort Bend, Jackson and Matagorda

Triggering Disaster Event #4: Excessive moisture and excessive rainfall that occurred during June 7 through July 27, 2021

Application Deadline: April 18, 2022

Primary County Eligible: Brazos, Burleson, Grimes and Walker

Contiguous Counties Also Eligible: Houston, Lee, Leon, Madison, Milam, Montgomery, Robertson, San Jacinto, Trinity, Waller and Washington

More Resources

On farmers.gov, the Disaster Assistance Discovery ToolDisaster Assistance-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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