USDA designates 6 counties in Nebraska as top natural disaster areas


This natural disaster secretariat designation allows the Agricultural Services Agency of the United States Department of Agriculture 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 essential items such as equipment or livestock, reorganizing a farm, or refinancing certain debts. FSA will review loans based on the extent of losses, available collateral, and repayment capacity.

According to the US Drought Monitor, these counties suffered a drought intensity value during the growing season of 1) D2 Drought-Severe for 8 consecutive weeks or more or 2) D3 Drought-Extreme or D4 Drought-Exceptional .

Affected area: Nebraska



Triggering of a disaster: drought

Registration deadline: June 6, 2022



Eligible main counties: Banner, Box Butte, Keya Paha, Morrill, Scotts Bluff and Sioux

Contiguous counties also eligible:

Nebraska: Boyd, Cherry, Dawes, Holt, Rock, Brown, Cheyenne, Garden, Kimball, Sheridan

South Dakota: Fall River, Gregory, Todd and Tripp

Wyoming: Goshen, Laramie and Niobrara

More resources

On farmers.gov, the Disaster Assistance Discovery Tool, Disaster Assistance Factsheet, and Farm Loan Discovery Tool can help you determine your options. program or loan. To file a loss notice or to ask questions about available programs, contact your local USDA service center.


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