USDA Designates 28 Mississippi Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

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USDA Designates 28 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 Event #1: Excessive rain and flash flooding that occurred during April 10 through July 12, 2021

Application Deadline: May 13, 2022

Primary Counties Eligible: Adams, Franklin, Jefferson Davis, Lawrence, Lincoln and Wilkinson

Contiguous Counties/Parishes Also Eligible:
Mississippi

Amite JeffersonPike
Copiah LamarSimpson
CovingtonMarionWalthall

Louisiana: Concordia, East Feliciana, Tensas and West Feliciana

Triggering Disaster Event #2: Rain, flash flooding and flooding that occurred during June 1 through June 19, 2021

Application Deadline: May 13, 2022

Primary Counties Eligible:

AttalaGrenadaMarshallQuitmanTunica
BolivarHolmesMontgomerySunflowerWashington
CarrollLeePanolaTallahatchieYalobusha
CoahomaLeflore

Contiguous Counties also Eligible:

Mississippi  

BentonItawambaPrentiss
CalhounLafayetteSharkey
ChickasawLeakeTate
ChoctawMadisonUnion
DeSotoMonroeWebster
HumphreysNeshobaWinston
IssaquenaPontotocYazoo

Arkansas: Chicot, Crittenden, Desha, Lee and Phillips
Tennessee: Fayette and Shelby 


Triggering Disaster Event #3:
Tropical Storm, rain, flash floods and high winds that occurred during June 19 through June 25, 2021

Application Deadline: May 13, 2022

Primary Counties Eligible: George, Jackson and Stone

Contiguous Counties Also Eligible:

Mississippi: Forrest, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Pearl River and Perry
Alabama: Mobile


Triggering Disaster Event #4:
Rain and flash floods that occurred during April 10 through June 17, 2021

Application Deadline: May 13, 2022

Primary County Eligible: Greene

Contiguous Counties Also Eligible:

Mississippi: George, Perry and Wayne
Alabama: Mobile and Washington


Triggering Disaster Event #5:
Excessive rain that occurred during April 10 through June 17, 2021

Application Deadline: May 13, 2022

Primary County Eligible: Wayne

Contiguous Counties Also Eligible:

Mississippi: Clark, Greene, Jasper, Jones and Perry
Alabama: Choctaw and Washington


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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