Hilo, Hawaii, October 8, 2015 - Commercial agricultural producers in Hawaii County, whose operations suffered physical damage or losses caused by flash flooding that occurred August 24, 2015 through September 27, 2015, may be eligible for Emergency Loans through the United State Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA).

Agricultural Emergency Loans Are Now Available

Release No. 2015.17

Contact:
Lester Ueda
Hawaii County Executive Director
808-933-8340

Hilo, Hawaii, October 8, 2015 - Commercial agricultural producers in Hawaii County, whose operations suffered physical damage or losses caused by flash flooding that occurred August 24, 2015 through September 27, 2015, 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 June 5, 2016.

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

The availability of Emergency Loans was triggered by an FSA Administrator’s Physical Loss Notification in response to a request from the Hawaii County and State FSA offices.

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).