USDA Designates 12 Illinois 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 Illinois 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: Illinois

Triggering Disaster: Excessive moisture and flash flooding that occurred from June 1, 2021, and continuing

Application Deadline: June 20, 2022

Primary Counties Eligible

CalhounJerseyMorgan
CassMcLeanMoultrie
EdgarMacoupinSt. Clair
JeffersonMonroeSangamon

Contiguous Counties/Areas Also Eligible
Illinois:

BrownFordMarionSchuyler
ChampaignFranklinMasonScott
ChristianGreeneMenardShelby
ClarkHamiltonMontgomeryTazewell
ClintonLivingstonPerryVermilion
ColesLoganPiattWashington
DeWittMaconPikeWayne
DouglasMadisonRandolphWoodford

Indiana: Vermillion and Vigo
Missouri: Jefferson, Lincoln, Pike, St. Charles, Ste. Genevieve, St. Louis and St. Louis City

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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