USDA Designates 26 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 26 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 #1: Excessive moisture that occurred during April 1 through Aug. 31, 2021.

Application Deadline: June 7, 2022

Primary Counties Eligible

AndersonHarrisMcLennanSan Patricio
AransasHillMadisonScurry
BrazoriaHoustonMitchellStarr
FisherLambNolanWaller
GalvestonLeonRefugioWilliamson
GoliadLubbock

Contiguous Counties Also Eligible

AngelinaCokeJim HoggNueces
AustinCoryellJim WellsParmer
BaileyCrosbyJohnsonRobertson
BastropDeWittJonesRunnels
BeeEllisKarnesSterling
BellFallsKentStonewall
BordenFloydLeeTaylor
BosqueFort BendLibertyTerry
BrazosFreestoneLimestoneTravis
BrooksGarzaLive OakTrinity
BurnetGrimesLynnVictoria
CalhounHaleMatagordaWalker
CastroHendersonMilamWashington
ChambersHidalgoMontgomeryWharton
CherokeeHockleyNavarroZapata
CochranHoward

Triggering Disaster #2: Excessive moisture that occurred during April 1 and continuing.

Application Deadline: June 7, 2022

Primary Counties Eligible: DeWitt, Fannin, Fort Bend and Karnes

Contiguous Counties Also Eligible
Texas:

AtascosaGoliadLavaca
AustinGonzalesLive Oak
BeeGraysonVictoria
BrazoriaHarrisWaller
CollinHuntWharton
DeltaLamarWilson

More Resources
On farmers.gov, the Disaster Assistance Discovery Tool, Disaster 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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