USDA Designates 118 Texas Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

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 118 Texas Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

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: Texas

Triggering Disaster: Drought

Application Deadline: November 5, 2021

Primary Counties Eligible

Andrews                Comal                   Guadalupe             Lynn                              Runnels

Aransas                 Concho                  Hale                      McCulloch            San Patricio

Armstrong            Crane                    Hall                       McMullen             San Saba

Atascosa               Crockett                Hardeman             Martin                              Starr

Bailey                   Crosby                  Hays                      Mason                              Sterling

Bandera                 Culberson             Hemphill               Maverick                              Swisher

Bastrop                 Dallam                  Hidalgo                 Medina                              Terrell

Bell                       Dawson                 Hockley                Menard                              Terry

Bexar                    Deaf Smith           Howard                 Midland                              Tom Green

Blanco                   Dickens                 Hudspeth               Milam                              Travis

Borden                  Dimmit                 Irion                      Mills                              Upton

Brazos                   Donley                  Jeff Davis              Motley                              Uvalde

Brewster               Duval                    Jim Hogg              Nueces                  Val Verde

Briscoe                  Ector                     Kendall                 Oldham                              Ward

Brooks                  Edwards                Kenedy                  Parmer                              Webb

Brown                   El Paso                  Kerr                       Pecos                              Wheeler

Burleson               Floyd                     Kimble                  Presidio                              Willacy

Caldwell               Frio                       Kinney                  Randall                              Williamson

Cameron               Gaines                   Lamb                     Reagan                              Wilson

Castro                   Garza                    La Salle                 Real                              Winkler

Childress               Gillespie               Lee                        Reeves                              Yoakum

Cochran                Glasscock             Llano                     Refugio                              Zapata

Coleman               Gray                      Loving                  Roberts                              Zavala

Collingsworth       Grimes                  Lubbock

 

Continuous Counties Also Eligible:

Texas: Bee, Burnet, Calhoun, Callahan, Carson, Coke, Camanche, Coryell, Cottle, Eastland, Falls, Fayette, Foard, Goliad, Gonzales, Hamilton, Hansford, Hartley, Hutchison, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kent, King, Kleberg, Lampasas, Leon, Lipscomb, Live Oak, McLennan, Madison, Mitchell, Montgomery, Moore, Nolan, Ochiltree, Potter, Robertson, Schleicher, Scurry, Sherman, Stonewall, Sutton, Taylor, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Washington and Wilbarger.

New Mexico: Curry, Dona Ana, Eddy, Lea, Otero, Quay, Roosevelt and Union

Oklahoma: Beckham, Cimarron, Ellis, Harmon, Jackson and Roger Mills

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

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