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USDA Designates Eight Oklahoma Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

Fri, 15 Oct 2021 11:31:13 EDT

USDA Designates Eight Oklahoma Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas USDA has designated eight Oklahoma Counties as primary natural disaster areas. 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.


According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, these counties suffered from a drought intensity value during the growing season of 1) D2 Drought-Severe for 8 or more consecutive weeks or 2) D3 Drought-Extreme or D4 Drought-Exceptional. Primary Counties Eligible include: Creek, Hughes, Noble, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Osage, Pawnee and Tulsa


Contiguous Counties Also Eligible include:

Coal, Garfield, Kay, Lincoln, Logan, Muskogee, McIntosh, Pittsburg, Pontotoc, Pottawatomie, Rogers, Seminole, Wagoner and Washington- all in OKlahoma.

Two counties in Kansas are consdered adjacent counties- Chautauqua and Cowley.

The disaster assistance deadline is June 6, 2022.

Click here for the disaster assistance brochure.



   



 

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