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USDA Ready to Assist Farmers, Ranchers and Communities Affected by Winter Storms

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 08:00:22 CST

USDA Ready to Assist Farmers, Ranchers and Communities Affected by Winter Storms The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is reminding rural communities, farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses affected by the recent winter storms that they have programs that provide assistance. USDA staff in the regional, state and county offices are prepared with a variety of program flexibilities and other assistance to residents, agricultural producers and impacted communities.

USDA offers several risk management and disaster assistance options to help producers recover after they are impacted by severe weather, including those impacted by winter storms and extreme cold.

This includes the Livestock Indemnity Program and the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybee and Farm-raised Fish Program that reimburses producers for a portion of the value of livestock, poultry and other animals that were killed or severely injured by a natural disaster or loss of feed.

USDA reminds producers that it’s critical to keep accurate records to document the losses and illnesses following this devastating cold weather event. Livestock producers are advised to document beginning livestock numbers by taking photos or videos of any losses.

Other common documentation options include:
· Purchase records
· Production records
· Vaccination records
· Bank or other loan documents
· Third-party certification
Additionally, USDA can provide financial resources through its Environmental Quality Incentives Program to help with immediate needs and long-term support to help recover from natural disasters and conserve water resources. Assistance may also be available for emergency animal mortality disposal from natural disasters and other causes.

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) also has a variety of loans available including emergency loans that are triggered by disaster declarations and operating loans that can assist producers with credit needs.

Visit the USDA Disaster Resource Page for more details


   

 

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