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Emergency Loans (Disaster Relief)

The Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act provides loans to repair, restore, or replace damaged or destroyed farm property (real and chattel) and supplies lost or damaged as a direct result of a natural disaster; under certain conditions, to refinance secured and unsecured debts made necessary by the disasters; and to finance adjustments in farming, ranching or aquaculture operations needed to restore or maintain them on a sound financial basis equivalent to their pre-disaster potential. Family farmers, ranchers and aquaculture operators are eligible for these direct loans.

For additional information, contact the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) regional Farm Service Agency or call (979) 680-5150. More information is available in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) under program number 10.404.

Emergency Conservation Program (Disaster Relief)

The Agricultural Credit Act provides funds to help farmers perform emergency conservation measures to control wind erosion; rehabilitate farmlands damaged by wind erosion, floods, hurricanes, or other natural disasters; and carry out emergency water conservation or water-enhancing measures during periods of severe drought. Any agricultural producer who is an owner, landlord, tenant or sharecropper on a farm or ranch, including associated groups, and who bears a part of the cost of an approved conservation practice in a disaster area, is eligible for these direct payments.

For additional information, contact the USDA’s regional Farm Service Agency or call (979) 680-5150. More information is available in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) under program number 10.054.

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance (Disaster Relief)

The Federal Agricultural Improvement and Reform Act provides funds for crop loss assistance. Producers of commercial crops and other agricultural commodities for which the catastrophic risk protection level of crop insurance is not available are eligible for these direct payments with unrestricted use.

For additional information, contact the USDA’s regional Farm Service Agency or call (979) 680-5150. More information is available in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) under program number 10.451.

Disaster Reserve Assistance (Disaster Relief)

The Agricultural Act provides eligible livestock owners who have losses due to natural disasters with direct payments for specific uses.

For additional information, contact the USDA’s regional Farm Service Agency, or call (979) 680-5150. More information is available in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) under program number 10.452.

Farm Operating Loans

The Farm and Rural Development Act provides loans to purchase livestock, poultry, fur-bearing and other farm animals, fish and bees; purchase farm equipment; provide operating expenses for farm enterprises; meet family subsistence needs and purchase essential home equipment; refinance secured and unsecured debts, subject to certain restrictions; pay property taxes; pay insurance premiums on real estate and personal property; and finance youth projects. Operators of family farms are eligible for these direct loans.

For additional information, contact the USDA’s regional Farm Service Agency or call (979) 680-5150. More information is available in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) under program number 10.406.

Farm Storage Facility Loans

Federal law provides for loans to finance the purchase and construction of new storage structures, handling equipment and drying equipment, and to finance the remodeling of existing storage structures. Any agricultural producer who is owner, landlord, tenant, leaseholder or sharecropper on a farm or ranch is eligible for these direct loans.

For additional information, contact the USDA’s regional Farm Service Agency or call (979) 680-5150. More information is available in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) under program number 10.056.

Farm Ownership Loans

The Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act provides loans to enlarge, improve and purchase family farms; provide necessary water and water facilities; provide basic soil treatment and land conservation measures; construct, repair and improve essential buildings needed to operate a family farm; construct or repair farm dwellings; and provide facilities to produce fish under controlled conditions. Farmers, ranchers and aquaculture operators, including farming cooperatives, corporations, partnerships and joint operations, are eligible for these direct loans.

For additional information, contact the USDA’s regional Farm Service Agency or call (979) 680-5150. More information is available in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) under program number 10.407.

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