Low-interest disaster recovery loans offered for farmers

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TEXAS, OKLAHOMA (KXII) – The United States Department of Agriculture is offering low interest loans for farmers affected by natural disasters.

According to the USDA, the loans can help producers repair or replace damaged or destroyed physical property essential to the success of the agricultural operation, including livestock losses, that were caused by the ongoing wildfires that occurred on January 14, 2022 and continuing.

Primary counties eligible:

  • Brooks
  • Brown
  • Coleman
  • Duval
  • Eastland
  • Erath
  • Grayson
  • Hood
  • Mills
  • Potter
  • Randall
  • Runnels
  • Young

Contiguous areas also eligible:

Texas:

  • Archer
  • Armstrong
  • Baylor
  • Bosque
  • Callahan
  • Carson
  • Castro
  • Coke
  • Collin
  • Comanche
  • Concho
  • Cooke
  • Deaf Smith
  • Denton
  • Fannin
  • Hamilton
  • Hidalgo
  • Jack
  • Jim Hogg
  • Jim Wells
  • Johnson
  • Kenedy
  • Kleberg
  • Lampasas
  • La Salle
  • Live Oak
  • McCulloch
  • McMullen
  • Moore
  • Nolan
  • Oldham
  • Palo Pinto
  • Parker
  • San Saba
  • Shackelford
  • Somervell
  • Starr
  • Stephens
  • Swisher
  • Taylor
  • Throckmorton
  • Tom Green
  • Webb

Oklahoma:

Examples of property commonly affected include essential farm buildings, fixtures to real estate, equipment, livestock, perennial crops, fruit and nut bearing trees and harvested or stored crops and hay.

Applications must be sent in by November 29.

You can find application information at farmers.gov

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