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USDA designates 26 Texas counties as primary natural disaster areas
By USDA
Nov 14, 2021
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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.

Impacted Area: Texas

Triggering Disaster #1: Excessive moisture that occurred during April 1 through Aug. 31, 2021.

Application Deadline: June 7, 2022

Primary Counties Eligible

Anderson, Aransas, Brazoria, Fisher, Galveston, Goliad, Harris, Hill, Houston, Lamb, Leon, Lubbock, McLennan, Madison, Mitchell, Nolan, Refugio, San Patricio, Scurry, Starr, Waller, Williamson

Contiguous Counties Also Eligible:

Angelina, Austin, Bailey, Bastrop, Bee, Bell, Borden, Bosque, Brazos, Brooks, Burnet, Calhoun, Castro, Chambers, Cherokee, Cochran, Coke, Coryell, Crosby, DeWitt, Ellis, Falls, Floyd, Fort Bend, Freestone, Garza, Grimes, Hale, Henderson, Hidalgo, Hockley, Howard, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Johnson, Jones, Karnes, Kent, Lee, Liberty, Limestone, Live Oak, Lynn, Matagorda, Milam, Montgomery, Navarro, Nueces, Parmer, Robertson, Runnels, Sterling, Stonewall, Taylor, Terry, Travis, Trinity, Victoria, Walker, Washington, Wharton, Zapata

Triggering Disaster #2: Excessive moisture that occurred during April 1 and continuing.

Application Deadline: June 7, 2022

Primary Counties Eligible: DeWitt, Fannin, Fort Bend and Karnes

Contiguous Counties Also Eligible:

Texas:

Atascosa, Austin, Bee, Brazoria, Collin, Delta, Goliad, Gonzales, Grayson, Harris, Hunt, Lamar, Lavaca, Live Oak, Victoria, Waller, Wharton, Wilson

Oklahoma: Bryan

More Resources

On farmers.gov, the Disaster Assistance Discovery ToolDisaster Assistance-at-a-Glance fact sheet, and Farm Loan Discovery Tool can help you determine program or loan options. To file a Notice of Loss or to ask questions about available programs, contact your local  USDA Service Center.