USDA Designates Kansas 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 Kansas 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: Kansas

Triggering Disaster: Drought

Application Deadline: November 5, 2021

Primary Counties Eligible:  

Cheyenne                    Kearny                        Republic

Clay                             Lincoln                        Scott

Cloud                          Logan                          Sheridan

Decatur                       Marshall                      Sherman

Gove                           Mitchell                       Smith

Graham                       Morton                        Stanton

Grant                           Norton                         Thomas

Greeley                        Ottawa                        Wallace

Hamilton                     Phillips                        Washington

Jewell                          Rawlins                       Wichita

Contiguous Counties Also Eligible:

Kansas: Dickinson, Ellsworth, Finney, Geary, Haskell, Lane, Nemaha, Ness, Osborne, Pottawatomie, Riley, Rooks, Russell, Saline, Stevens and Trego

Colorado: Baca, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Kit Carson, Prowers and Yuma

Nebraska: Dundy, Franklin, Furnas, Gage, Harlan, Hitchcock, Jefferson, Nuckolls, Pawnee, Red Willow, Thayer and Webster

Oklahoma: Cimarron and Texas

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

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