USDA Designates 5 Minnesota Counties as Contiguous 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.

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USDA Designates 5 Minnesota Counties as Contiguous 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.

Triggering Disaster #1: Excessive moisture/rain and flooding that occurred January 1 through August 1, 2020.

Application Deadline: December 27, 2021

Primary Counties Eligible:

Barnes

Emmons

Logan

Walsh

Dickey

Foster

Nelson

Wells

Eddy

Grand Forks

Sheridan

 

 Contiguous Counties also Eligible:

North Dakota:

Benson

Kidder

Morton

Sargent

Burleigh

LaMoure

Pembina

Sioux

Cass

McHenry

Pierce

Steele

Cavalier

McIntosh

Ramsey

Stutsman

Griggs

McLean

Ransom

Traill

 

Minnesota: Marshall and Polk

South Dakota: Brown, Campbell, Corson and McPherson

Triggering Disaster #2: Excessive moisture/rain, flooding and frost that occurred January 1 through September 15, 2020.

Application Deadline: December 27, 2021

Primary Counties Eligible:

Benson

LaMoure

Pembina

Steele

Cass

McHenry

Ransom

Stutsman

Griggs

McIntosh

Sargent

Traill

Contiguous Counties also Eligible:

North Dakota:

Barnes

Grand Forks

Renville

Bottineau

Kidder

Richland

Cavalier

Logan

Sheridan

Dickey

McLean

Towner

Eddy

Nelson

Walsh

Emmons

Pierce

Ward

Foster

Ramsey

Wells


Minnesota: Clay, Kittson, Marshall, Norman and Polk

South Dakota: Brown, Campbell, McPherson, Marshall and Roberts

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

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