05/15/2017 - Deadline For USDA Emergency Loans
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) has announced that family farmers in Dawes and Sioux Counties are eligible to apply for low-interest Emergency (EM) loans due to physical and production losses caused by drought conditions.
These counties became eligible for this assistance because they are contiguous to one or more of the South Dakota counties that were designated as primary affected counties on September 15, 2016 by the Secretary of Agriculture.
Emergency Loan applications are available for qualifying physical or production losses caused by these disaster conditions. Physical losses include structures, equipment and livestock while production losses include crops. These loans do require security and the ability to repay the loan. The deadline for submitting applications is May 15, 2017. For additional details, contact the Dawes/N. Sioux County FSA office at 308-432-4616, ext. 2.
FSA has other loan programs and disaster assistance programs that can be considered in assisting farmers to recover from their losses. Please contact your local FSA Service Center or access additional information about FSA Disaster Assistance and Farm Loan programs at www.fsa.usda.gov.