USDA Designates Nine Mississippi 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 Nine Mississippi 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: Mississippi

Triggering Disaster: Strong winds and heavy rainfall due to Hurricane Ida/Tropical Storm Ida that occurred from August 29 through August 31, 2021.

Application Deadline: Aug. 8, 2022

Primary Counties Eligible:

FranklinJacksonMarion
GeorgeKemperPike
HancockLincolnWalthall

Contiguous Counties/Parishes Also Eligible:
Mississippi:

AdamsJefferson DavisNoxubee
AmiteLamarPearl River
CopiahLauderdalePerry
GreeneLawrenceStone
HarrisonNeshobaWilkinson
JeffersonNewtonWinston

Alabama: Mobile and Sumter
Louisiana: Orleans, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington

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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