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Midland And Ector Counties Declared Disaster Area Due To Drought

Ector and Midland counties declared primary disaster areas due to severe drought.

(COLLEGE STATION, TX) –January 16, 2014-- USDA Texas Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Judith A. Canales, announced that 108 counties in Texas were declared a disaster on January 15, 2014, due to drought using the streamlined Secretarial Disaster Designation process. Under this designation, producers in any of the primary or contiguous disaster counties are eligible to apply for low interest emergency loans.

 

The streamlined disaster designation process issues a drought disaster declaration when a county has experienced a drought intensity value of at least a D2 (severe drought) level for eight consecutive weeks based on the U.S. Drought Monitor during the crop year.

 

The primary disaster counties include:

 

Andrews

Concho

Haskell

McCulloch

Scurry

Aransas

Cottle

Hidalgo

Martin

Shackelford

Archer

Crosby

Hockley

Medina

Sherman

Bailey

Dallam

Hutchinson

Midland

Starr

Bandera

Dawson

Jack

Mills

Stephens

Baylor

Deaf Smith

Jim Hogg

Mitchell

Sterling

Bee

Dickens

Jim Wells

Moore

Stonewall

Bexar

Dimmit

Jones

Motley

Swisher

Blanco

Ector

Kendall

Nolan

Terrell

Briscoe

Edwards

Kenedy

Nueces

Terry

Brooks

Fisher

Kent

Ochiltree

Throckmorton

Brown

Floyd

Kerr

Oldham

Tom Green

Burnet

Foard

Kimble

Palo Pinto

Travis

Cameron

Frio

King

Parmer

Uvalde

Carson

Gaines

Kinney

Potter

Val Verde

Castro

Garza

Knox

Randall

Wichita

Childress

Gillespie

Lamb

Real

Wilbarger

Clay

Goliad

Lampasas

Refugio

Willacy

Cochran

Hale

La Salle

Runnels

Yoakum

Coke

Hansford

Llano

San Patricio

Young

Coleman

Hardeman

Lubbock

San Saba

Zavala

Collingsworth

Hartley

Lynn

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following 54 counties were designated as contiguous disaster counties:

 

Armstrong

Coryell

Hall

Mason

Upton

Atascosa

Crane

Hamilton

Maverick

Victoria

Bastrop

Crockett

Hays

Menard

Ward

Bell

DeWitt

Hood

Montague

Webb

Borden

Donley

Howard

Parker

Wheeler

Brewster

Duval

Irion

Pecos

Williamson

Caldwell

Eastland

Karnes

Reagan

Wilson

Calhoun

Erath

Kleberg

Roberts

Winkler

Callahan

Glasscock

Lipscomb

Schleicher

Wise

Comal

Gray

Live Oak

Sutton

Zapata

Comanche

Guadalupe

McMullen

Taylor

 

 

Farmers and ranchers in the following counties in New Mexico are also eligible for disaster assistance because their counties are contiguous:  Curry, Lea, Quay, Roosevelt and Union. Farmers and ranchers in the following counties in Oklahoma are also eligible for disaster assistance because their counties are contiguous:  Beaver, Beckham, Cimarron, Cotton, Harmon, Jackson, Jefferson, Texas and Tillman.

 

"The disaster designation is welcome relief to producers because it allows all qualified operators in primary and contiguous counties to apply for a low interest emergency (EM) loan," said Canales.

 

Emergency loans help producers recover from production and physical losses due to drought, flooding and other natural disasters or quarantine.

 

Producers have eight months from the date of the declaration to apply for emergency loan assistance. FSA will consider each loan application on its own merits, taking into account the extent of losses, security available and repayment ability. Producers can borrow up to 100 percent of actual production or physical losses, to a maximum amount of $500,000.

 

For more information about emergency loans, please contact your local FSA office or visit www.fsa.usda.gov.

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