(LINCOLN, NE) July 29, 2014 - Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, Dan Steinkruger, announced that 12 counties have been designated as primary natural disaster areas due to severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding. The counties declared as primary counties are:

Nebraska Counties Designated as Presidential Disaster Due to Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding

Contact:
Dan Steinkruger, State Executive Director, at (402) 437-5581
or dan.steinkruger@ne.usda.gov
FSA Website: http://www.fsa.usda.gov/ne

(LINCOLN, NE) July 29, 2014 - Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, Dan Steinkruger, announced that 12 counties have been designated as primary natural disaster areas due to severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding. The counties declared as primary counties are:

Cedar, Cuming, Dakota, Dixon, Franklin, Furnas, Harlan, Kearney, Phelps, Stanton, Thurston and Wayne

In addition, the following contiguous counties are also considered natural disaster areas eligible for disaster program consideration:

Adams, Buffalo, Burt, Colfax, Dawson, Dodge, Frontier, Gosper, Knox, Madison, Pierce, Platte, Red Willow and Webster

These counties were declared a Presidential Major Disaster on July 24, 2014, based on June 14-21, 2014 storm events. This designation authorizes Emergency (EM) Loans for eligible producers. Steinkruger stated, “Producers in these counties are encouraged to contact their local FSA Service Center for detailed information about available programs and updated disaster designations.”

In addition to the Emergency (EM) Loan Program, the FSA has other loan programs and disaster assistance programs which can be considered in assisting farmers to recover from their losses.

Contact your local FSA Service Center or access additional information about FSA Disaster Assistance and Farm Loan programs at www.fsa.usda.gov.

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