COLUMBIA, Mo., May 22, 2019 — Kansas agricultural producers who lost property due to recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) physical loss loans. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers these low-interest loans to agricultural producers in Doniphan, Ellis, Ellsworth, Jewell, Lincoln, Mitchell, Osborne, Sherman and Smith, the primary damaged area, who incurred losses due to flooding, freeze, blizzards, extreme cold, excessive snow, excessive rain, frost and high winds that occurred Jan. 1 through March 18, 2019. Approval is limited to applicants who suffered severe physical losses only, including the loss of buildings and livestock. Applications are due Jan. 13, 2020.

USDA Offers Low-Interest Loans for Agricultural Producers in Kansas Impacted by Natural Disasters

Contact: Jessica Claypole
jessica.claypole@usda.gov
(573)-876-0935

Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties/Border Also Available

COLUMBIA, Mo., May 22, 2019 — Kansas agricultural producers who lost property due to recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) physical loss loans. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers these low-interest loans to agricultural producers in Doniphan, Ellis, Ellsworth, Jewell, Lincoln, Mitchell, Osborne, Sherman and Smith, the primary damaged area, who incurred losses due to flooding, freeze, blizzards, extreme cold, excessive snow, excessive rain, frost and high winds that occurred Jan. 1 through March 18, 2019. Approval is limited to applicants who suffered severe physical losses only, including the loss of buildings and livestock. Applications are due Jan. 13, 2020.

“Kansas’s hardworking ag producers feed our neighbors, the nation and the world,” said State Executive Director David Schemm. “When they suffer losses because of extreme weather, helping them get back on their feet is important. We encourage those affected to reach out to their local USDA Service Center to apply for these emergency loans.”

Producers in the contiguous Kansas counties of Atchison, Barton, Brown, Cheyenne, Cloud, Logan, McPherson, Ness, Ottawa, Phillips, Rawlins, Republic, Rice, Rooks, Rush, Russell, Saline, Thomas, Trego, and Wallace, along with Kit Carson County, Colorado; Andrew, Buchanan and Holt counties in Missouri; and Franklin, Nuckolls, Richardson, and Webster counties in Nebraska, are also eligible to apply for emergency 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.

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

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