The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting Administrator Val Dolcini reminds crop and livestock producers in states severely damaged by flooding, wildfires and tornadoes that FSA programs may be available to assist with recovery.
“Severe weather this spring is making things very difficult for many ranchers and farmers. Whether it’s wildfires in the Southwest, flooding or tornadoes in the Midwest, Plains and Southeast, learning about our FSA disaster programs is an important first step for producers in the recovery process,” Dolcini says.
FSA disaster programs include the Emergency Conservation Program, the Livestock Indemnity Program, the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program, the Noninsured Disaster Assistance Program and the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program.
Fact sheets are available for all of these programs at www.fsa.usda.gov; click on Newsroom, then Fact Sheets.
“We encourage all who have suffered a disaster due to the recent severe weather to read the fact sheets and visit their local FSA county office so they get a quick start in the recovery process,” Dolcini adds.
USDA Risk Management Agency Administrator William Murphy urges federal crop insurance policyholders that they should notify their crop insurance companies as soon as they discover their land is flooded.