The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a primary agricultural disaster designation for 28 counties in Mississippi that suffered from the excessive rain and flash flooding that occurred from April 10 through July 12, 2021. Click here to view the list of designated counties.
This Secretarial natural disaster designation allows the 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. Click here for additional information on USDA’s disaster assistance program.