USDA designates 11 Colorado & 2 Nebraska counties as Primary & Contiguous Disaster Areas

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2020 — In response to the Colorado State Executive Director’s request on June 24th, the Farm Service Agency announced that emergency physical loss loans are now available in 11 Colorado counties due to physical damage and losses caused by high winds and hail that occurred on June 8th & 9th.

The primary disaster counties include:

LOGAN & WASHINGTON COUNTIES

These additional counties were deemed contiguous disaster counties:

ADAMS
ARAPAHOE
KIT CARSON
LINCOLN
MORGAN
PHILLIPS
SEDGWICK
WELD
& YUMA

Two Nebraska counties were also declared contiguous as well:

CHEYENNE & KIMBALL

Loan applications for PHYSICAL LOSS ONLY will be accepted now thru March 8, 2021

FSA will review the loans based on the extent of losses, security available and repayment ability.

FSA has a variety of additional programs to help farmers recover from the impacts of this disaster. FSA programs that do not require a disaster declaration include: Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program; Emergency Conservation Program; Livestock Forage Disaster Program; Livestock Indemnity Program; Operating and Farm Ownership Loans; and the Tree Assistance Program.

Farmers may contact their local USDA service center for further information on eligibility requirements and application procedures for these and other programs. Additional information is also available online at farmers.gov/recover.

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By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Tucker Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.