WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Secretary of Agriculture has included Clallam and Jefferson counties on a list of nine counties designated as primary disaster areas due to the recent drought.
Producers in Clallam, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Thurston and Wahkiakum counties who suffered losses due to a recent drought might be eligible for emergency loans through the Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency.
Emergency loans may be used for a variety of recovery needs including the replacement of essential equipment or livestock, reorganization of a farming operation or refinancing certain debts.
The deadline to apply for these emergency loans is April 2, 2020.
More information and application forms are available online at www.tinyurl.com/PDN-FSA-Loans.
The agency will review the loans based on the extent of losses, security available and repayment ability.
The agency also administers a number of other programs that can assist farmers to recover from this disaster. Information on those programs is available at www.farmers.gov/recover.