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Moved by USDA provides emergency help to farmers
United States Department of Agriculture
News Release

Agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue designated three Texas counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Cochran, Dawson and Lyn counties who suffer losses due not recent drought, may be eligible for U.S.
Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Agency (FSA) emergency loans.
This natural disaster designation allows FSA to extend much needed emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters, Emergency loans can be used to meet various recovery needs including the replacement of essential items such as equipment or livestock, reorganizations of a farming or the refinance of certain debts.
Producers in the contiguous counties listed below are also eligible to apply for emergency loans:
• Texas; Bailey, Borden, Crosby, Gaines, Garza, Hockley, Howard, Lamb, Lubbock, Martin, Terry and Yoakum
• New Mexico; Lea and Roosevelt

The deadline to apply for these emergency loans is May 10, 2021.
FSA will review the loans based on the extent of losses, security available and repayment ability. FSA has a variety of additional programs to help farmers recover from the impacts of this disaster.
FSA programs that do not require a disaster declaration include: Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program; Emergency Conservation Program; Livestock Forage Disaster Program; Livestock indemnity Program; Operating and Farm Ownership loans; and the Tree Assistance Program. Farmers may contact their local USDA service for the further information on eligibility requirements and application procedures for these and other programs. Additional information is also available online at farmers.gov/recover

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