Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm Programming Radio Oklahoma Network  |  7401 N. Kelley Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73111  |  (405) 841-3675  |  Fax: (405) 841-3674

advertisements
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Agricultural News


USDA Provides Assistance to 48 Counties in Oklahoma Designated as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:49:09 CST

USDA Provides Assistance to 48 Counties in Oklahoma Designated as Primary Natural Disaster Areas In response to a request from Lyndal Stoup, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in Oklahoma, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 48 counties in Oklahoma as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought. Those counties are:


Adair, Atoka, Bryan, Canadian, Cherokee, Choctaw, Cimarron, Cleveland, Coal, Creek, Dewey, Ellis, Garfield, Garvin, Grday, Haskell, Hughes, Johnston, Kingfisher, Latimer, Le Flore, Lincoln, Logan, McClain, McCurtain, McIntosh, Murray, Muskogee, Noble, Okfuskee, Oklahoma, Okmulgee, Osage, Pawnee, Payne, Pittsburg, Pontotoc, Pottawatomie, Pushmataha, Roger Mills, Rogers, Seminole, Sequoyah, Texas, Tulsa, Wagoner, Woods and Woodward.


Farmers and ranchers in the following counties in Oklahoma also qualify for natural disaster assistance because their counties are contiguous. Those counties are:


Alfalfa, Beaver, Beckham, Blaine, Caddo, Carter, Comanche, Craig, Custer, Delaware, Grant, Harper, Kay, Major, Marshall, Mayes, Nowata, Stephens and Washington


All counties listed above were designated natural disaster areas on Feb. 23, 2017, making all qualified farm operators in the designated areas eligible for FSA’s emergency (EM) loans, provided eligibility requirements are met. Farmers in eligible counties have eight months from the date of the declaration to apply for loans to help cover part of their actual losses. FSA will consider each loan application on its own merits, taking into account the extent of losses, security available and repayment ability. FSA has a variety of programs, in addition to the EM loan program, to help eligible farmers recover from adversity.


Other FSA programs that can provide assistance, but do not require a disaster declaration, include Operating and Farm Ownership Loans; the Emergency Conservation Program; Livestock Forage Disaster Program; Livestock Indemnity Program; Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program; and the Tree Assistance Program. Interested farmers may contact their local USDA Service Centers for further information on eligibility requirements and application procedures for these and other programs. Additional information is also available online.


Source - USDA/FSA





   

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • Plains Grains Reports Hard Red Winter Wheat Harvest Now Underway in the Pacific Northwest  Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:46:11 CDT
  • OKC West - El Reno - Close  Fri, 21 Jul 2017 03:32:14 CDT
  • Grain Market Economist Dr. Kim Anderson Says the Markets are Like a Pendulum, Expect Corrections  Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:57:13 CDT
  • Wheat Organizations Applaud Indiana's Ted McKinney as the Ideal Candidate for USDA Trade Post  Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:35:44 CDT
  • National Corn Growers Welcome Ted McKinney's Nomination as First USDA Trade Undersecretary  Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:18:32 CDT
  • Plains Grains Executive Director Mark Hodges Reflects on the 2017 Wheat Harvest in Oklahoma  Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:52:39 CDT
  • National Cotton Council Encouraged by Inclusion of Cottonseed as a Farm Program Crop in Senate Approps Bill  Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:41:36 CDT
  • Senate Appropriations Committee Okays Fiscal Year 2018 Ag Budget- Including Approval of Cottonseed as "Other Oilseed" for Farm Program Support  Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:38:16 CDT

  • More Headlines...

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Livestock Exchange Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit P&K Equipment Tulsa Farm Show Stillwater Milling American Farmers & Ranchers KIS FUTURES, INC. Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com


       
       
    © 2008-2017 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup

    WebReady powered by WireReady® NSI