This Natural Disaster Secretariat designation allows the United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency to provide much-needed emergency credit to growers recovering from a natural disaster through emergency loans. Emergency loans can be used to meet a variety of recovery needs, including replacing critical items such as equipment or livestock, reorganizing a farm operation, or refinancing certain debts. The FSA will review loans based on the extent of losses, available collateral and ability to repay.
According to the US Drought Monitor, these counties experienced a growing season drought intensity rating of 1) D2 Drought-Severe for eight or more consecutive weeks or 2) D3 Drought-Extreme or D4 Drought-Exceptional.
Area affected: Nebraska
Triggering disaster: drought
Application deadline: February 13, 2023
Main eligible counties: Adams, Clay, Deuel and Keith
Contiguous counties also eligible:
Nebraska: Arthur, Garden, Lincoln, Perkins, Buffalo, Hall, McPherson, Webster, Cheyenne, Hamilton, Nuckolls, York, Fillmore, Kearney