22 Nebraska counties designated as Primary Natural Disaster Areas by USDA

22 Nebraska counties designated as Primary Natural Disaster Areas by USDA
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June 22nd, 2022 | avoichoskie

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 22 additional Nebraska counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas.

This Secretarial natural disaster designation allows the 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, 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.

Impacted Area: Nebraska

Triggering Disaster: Drought

Application Deadline: Jan. 31, 2023

Primary Counties Eligible:

BurtDixonKearneyStanton
CherryGardenKimballThomas
CheyenneHallLoganThurston
ColfaxHamiltonMorrillWayne
CumingHarlanPhelpsYork
DakotaHooker

Contiguous Counties Also Eligible:

Nebraska:

AdamsButlerFillmoreKeyaPaha Polk
ArthurCedarFranklinLincolnSaline
BannerClayFurnasMcPhersonScotts Bluff
BlaineCusterGosperMadisonSeward
Box ButteDawsonGrantMerrickSheridan
BrownDeuelHowardPierceWashington
BuffaloDodgeKeithPlatteWebster
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