MONTGOMERY, Ala., May 28, 2019 — Mississippi agricultural producers who lost property due to recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) physical loss loans. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers these low-interest loans to agricultural producers in 12 Mississippi counties, the primary damaged area, who incurred losses caused by two separate disaster events. Approval is limited to applicants who suffered severe physical losses only, including the loss of buildings and livestock. Applications are due Jan. 13, 2020.

USDA Offers Low-Interest Loans for Agricultural Producers in Mississippi Impacted by Natural Disasters

Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties/Border State Also Available

MONTGOMERY, Ala., May 28, 2019 — Mississippi agricultural producers who lost property due to recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) physical loss loans. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers these low-interest loans to agricultural producers in 12 Mississippi counties, the primary damaged area, who incurred losses caused by two separate disaster events. Approval is limited to applicants who suffered severe physical losses only, including the loss of buildings and livestock. Applications are due Jan. 13, 2020. 

“Mississippi’s hardworking ag producers feed our neighbors, the nation and the world,” said State Executive Director Robert Carson. “When they suffer losses because of extreme weather, helping them get back on their feet is important. We encourage those affected to reach out to their local USDA Service Center to apply for these emergency loans.” 

High Winds and Tornadoes – April 13 and April 18, 2019
Physical loss loans are available to eligible agricultural producers in Clarke, Hinds, Kemper, Leake, Madison, Monroe, Neshoba, Noxubee, Rankin, Scott and Smith counties in Mississippi, who incurred losses due to high winds and tornadoes that occurred on April 13, 2019, and also on April 18, 2019. 

Producers in the contiguous Mississippi counties of Attala, Chickasaw, Claiborne, Clay, Copiah, Covington, Holmes, Itawamba, Jasper, Jones, Lauderdale, Lee, Lowndes, Newton, Oktibbeha, Simpson, Warren, Wayne, Winston and Yazoo, as well as Choctaw, Lamar, Marion, Pickens and Sumter counties in Alabama, are also eligible to apply for emergency loans. 

High Winds and Tornadoes–April 18, 2019
Physical loss loans are available to eligible agricultural producers in Lowndes County, Mississippi, who incurred losses due to tornadoes and high winds that occurred on April 18, 2019. 

Producers in the contiguous Mississippi counties of Clay, Monroe, Noxubee and Oktibbeha, along with Lamar and Pickens counties in Alabama, are also eligible to apply for emergency loans.

Physical loss loans can help producers repair or replace damaged or destroyed physical property essential to the success of the agricultural operation, including livestock losses. Examples of property commonly affected include essential farm buildings, fixtures to real estate, equipment, livestock, perennial crops, fruit and nut bearing trees, and harvested or stored crops and hay. 

For more information on FSA disaster assistance programs or to find your local USDA Service Center visit farmers.gov/recover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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