Alexandria, La., June 20, 2018 – Agricultural producers in Natchitoches and Red River parishes, Louisiana, who lost property due to recent natural disasters are eligible for physical loss loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers these loans for losses caused by tornadoes and high winds that occurred April 6, 2018, through April 7, 2018.

Low-Interest Loans Available for Agricultural Producers in Louisiana Impacted by Natural Disasters

Alexandria, La., June 20, 2018 – Agricultural producers in Natchitoches and Red River parishes, Louisiana, who lost property due to recent natural disasters are eligible for physical loss loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers these loans for losses caused by tornadoes and high winds that occurred April 6, 2018, through April 7, 2018.

FSA is offering these low-interest emergency loans to producers with a qualifying loss in eligible parishes. Approval is limited to applicants who suffered severe physical losses only, including the loss of buildings and livestock. The deadline for producers in designated primary and contiguous parishes to apply for loans for physical losses is Feb. 1, 2019.

Additionally, producers in nine contiguous parishes may be eligible for programs based on this designation. The contiguous parishes are: Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, DeSoto, Grant, Rapides, Sabine, Vernon, and Winn.

About Physical Loss 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.

Please contact FSA for more information on loan eligibility and the application process. FSA office information is available at http://offices.usda.gov. Additional FSA disaster assistance program information is available at http://disaster.fsa.usda.gov.

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