USDA Designates Seven Wisconsin 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 Seven Wisconsin 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: Wisconsin

Triggering Disaster: Freezing that occurred from May 5 through May 30, 2021.

Application Deadline: July 22, 2022

Primary Counties Eligible:
Jackson Langlade Marathon Walworth
Kenosha Lincoln Trempealeau

Contiguous Counties Also Eligible:
Wisconsin:

BuffaloJuneauOneidaShawano
ClarkLa CrossePortageTaylor
Eau ClaireMenomineePriceWaukesha
ForestMonroeRacineWaupaca
JeffersonOcontoRockWood

Illinois: Boone, Lake and McHenry
Minnesota: Winona

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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