(LINCOLN, NE) July 31, 2014 - Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, Dan Steinkruger, announces 12 Nebraska counties have been designated as primary natural disaster areas due to severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding. The counties are Burt, Butler, Cass, Hamilton, Holt, Nemaha, Pawnee, Polk, Rock, Thurston, Valley, and Washington.

Nebraska Counties Designated as Presidential Disaster Due to June’s Severe Storms

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 31, 2014 - Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, Dan Steinkruger, announces 12 Nebraska counties have been designated as primary natural disaster areas due to severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding. The counties are Burt, Butler, Cass, Hamilton, Holt, Nemaha, Pawnee, Polk, Rock, Thurston, Valley, and Washington.

These counties received a Presidential Major Disaster declaration on July 28, as a result of storms occurring June 1–4, 2014. This designation authorizes Emergency (EM) Loans for eligible producers.

Steinkruger stated, “Producers in these 12 counties are encouraged to contact their local FSA Service Center for detailed information about available disaster assistance programs and updated disaster designations.”

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

While this release pertains to the availability of FSA programs, other federal agencies such as Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Small Business Administration (SBA) may also have assistance available to the public. For FEMA and SBA information, visit: www.fema.gov and www.sba.gov.

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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