USDA Designates 33 New Mexico 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 33 New Mexico 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: New Mexico

Triggering Disaster: Drought

Application Deadline: November 5, 2021

Primary Counties Eligible

Bernalillo                    Harding                       Roosevelt

Catron                         Hidalgo                       Sandoval

Chaves                        Lea                              San Juan

Cibola                         Lincoln                       San Miguel

Colfax                         Los Alamos                Santa Fe

Curry                           Luna                            Sierra

De Baca                      McKinley                    Socorro

Dona Ana                    Mora                           Taos

Eddy                            Otero                           Torrance

Grant                           Quay                           Union

Guadalupe                   Rio Arriba                   Valencia

                       

Contiguous Counties Also Eligible:

Arizona: Apache, Cochise and Greenlee

Colorado: Archuleta, Baca, Conejos, Costilla, La Plata, Las Animas and Montezuma

Oklahoma: Cimarron

Texas: Andrews, Bailey, Cochran, Culberson, Dallam, Deaf Smith, El Paso, Gaines, Hartley, Hudspeth, Loving, Oldham, Parmer, Reeves, Winkler and Yoakum

Utah: San Juan

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

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