(Honolulu, Hawaii) March 10, 2015 - Commercial agricultural producers on Hawaii Island, who were negatively impacted by the volcanic eruption and lava flow from Kilauea Volcano, may be eligible for Emergency Loans through the United State Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA).

Agricultural Emergency Loans Are Now Available

Contact:
Diane L. Ley
808-541-2600

(Honolulu, Hawaii) March 10, 2015 - Commercial agricultural producers on Hawaii Island, who were negatively impacted by the volcanic eruption and lava flow from Kilauea Volcano, may be eligible for Emergency Loans through the United State Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA).

Eligible producers can borrow up to 100 percent of actual production or physical losses to a maximum amount of $500,000 at a low interest rate. Farm Service Agency will consider each loan application on its own merits, taking into account the extent of losses, security available and repayment ability. Deadline to apply is November 4, 2015.

In addition to the Emergency Loan program, FSA has a variety of programs to help eligible farmers and ranchers recover from a wide range of adversities.

The availability of Emergency Loans was triggered by the amendment to the Presidential Disaster Declaration which now includes public assistance to further support the recovery of those adversely affected by the lava flows.

For more information about Emergency Loans, please contact the FSA Hawaii County Office at 933-8368 for an appointment or visit the FSA’s website at www.fsa.usda.gov/hi.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender. To file a complaint of discrimination, write: USDA, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (866) 632-9992 (Toll-free Customer Service), (800) 877-8339 (Local or Federal relay), (866) 377-8642 (Relay voice users).