USDA Designates Colorado Counties as Disaster Areas, Includes Contiguous Nebraska Counties

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 Colorado Counties as Disaster Areas, Includes Contiguous Nebraska Counties

(Lincoln, Nebraska - May 12, 2021) 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.

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor (see http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/), these counties suffered from a drought intensity value during the growing season of 1) D2 Drought-Severe for 8 or more consecutive weeks or 2) D3 Drought-Extreme or D4 Drought-Exceptional.

State: Colorado

Triggering Disaster: Drought

Application Deadline: November 5, 2021

Primary Counties Eligible:

Adams                 Crowley               Hinsdale              Mineral               Rio Blanco

Alamosa               Delta                    Huerfano             Moffat                Rio Grande

Arapahoe             Denver                 Jackson                Montezuma        Routt

Archuleta             Dolores                Jefferson              Montrose            Saguache

Baca                     Douglas               Kiowa                  Morgan               San Juan

Bent                     Eagle                    Kit Carson           Otero                  San Miguel

Boulder                Elbert                   Lake                     Ouray                 Sedgwick

Broomfield          El Paso                 La Plata               Park                    Summit

Chaffee                Fremont               Larimer                Phillips               Teller

Cheyenne             Garfield               Las Animas          Pitkin                  Washington

Clear Creek         Gilpin                   Lincoln                Prowers              Weld

Conejos                Grand                  Logan                  Pueblo                Yuma

Costilla                Gunnison             Mesa                                                      

Contiguous Counties also Eligible:

Colorado: Custer

Arizona: Apache

Kansas: Cheyenne, Greeley, Hamilton, Morton, Sherman, Stanton and Wallace

Nebraska: Chase, Cheyenne, Deuel, Dundy, Kimball and Perkins

New Mexico: Colfax, Rio Arriba, San Juan, Taos and Union

Oklahoma: Cimarron

Utah: Daggett, Grand, San Juan and Uintah

Wyoming: Albany, Carbon, Laramie and Sweetwater

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

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