No-tillers suffering crop devastation due to ongoing drought can now apply for assistance from the USDA.
Many counties across the country have been designated by the USDA as major natural disaster areas. In other words, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is empowered to issue emergency loans to growers.
According to the FSA, loans are issued according to the extent of sustained losses, the availability of collateral and the producer’s ability to repay.
Emergency loans can be used to cover the cost of replacement equipment or livestock, restructuring farm operations, or refinancing some debt.
The declaration covers most of Iowa, Kansas and Oklahoma, as well as counties in other states such as Maine, New Hampshire and New York. drought determination US Drought Monitor websiteupdated weekly.
Different counties, and adjacent counties eligible for FSA loans, have different application deadlines.
No-tillers interested in applying for a loan or have questions about a loan should contact Find a Local Service Center with USDA’s Online Tool.
Below is a partial list of no-till counties eligible for emergency financing announced on November 4th. Other counties may also be covered by previous declarations.
Appanoose, Davis, Henry, Jefferson, Keokuk, Mahaska, Monroe, Van Buren, Wapello, and Washington counties must apply for emergency loans by May 19.
No-tillers in Harrison, Humboldt and Kossuth counties have until May 26 to apply for an emergency loan.
No-tillers in Clark, Iowa, Jasper, Lucas, Madison, Marion, Polk, Pawseek, Union, and Warren counties have until June 5 to apply for an emergency loan.
Greenwood County, Kansas no-tillers have until May 26 to apply for an emergency loan. The declaration includes surrounding Butler, Woodson, Chase, Elk and Wilson counties.
No-till farmers in Anderson, Coffee, Johnson, Lynn, Lyon and Wyandot counties have until June 12 to apply for an emergency loan.
No-till farmers in Anoka and surrounding Chisago, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsay, Sherburne, and Washington counties have until May 26 to apply for an emergency loan.
No-tillers in Boone, Cooper, Howard, and Monito counties have until June 5 to apply for an emergency loan.
No-tillers in Bates, Carroll, Cass, Clay, and Ray counties have until June 12 to apply for an emergency loan.
No-tillers in Dawson and Prairie Counties are eligible to apply until June 5. The declaration includes Custer, Fallon, Garfield, McCone, Richland, and Wibo counties.
No-tillers in Washington County have until May 26 to be eligible to apply for an emergency loan. The declaration includes Burt and Dodge counties.
No-till farmers in Butler, Dawes, Douglas and Saunders counties are eligible for emergency loans through June 5.
No-tillers in Brown and Clermont counties are eligible for emergency loans through May 29. The declaration includes Adams, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland, and Warren counties in Ohio, and Bracken, Campbell, Mason, and Pendleton counties in Kentucky.
No-tillers in Sequoia County have until May 19 to be eligible to apply for an emergency loan. The declaration includes Adair, Cherokee, Haskell, Le Flore, and Muskogee counties in Oklahoma, and Crawford and Sebastian counties in Arkansas.
No-tillers in Beadle, Gerald, Kingsbury and Sanborn counties have until June 12 to apply for an emergency loan.
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