FROM LOCAL SOURCES / PHOTO: PURDUE
AREA WIDE -- Dubois County remains a natural disaster area due to heavy rain back in March of last year and a deadline for aid is fast approaching.
As a result of this declaration, 14 Indiana counties were named as contiguous counties. Under this designation, producers with operations in any primary or contiguous county are eligible to apply for low interest emergency loans. Emergency loan applications will be received through October 19, 2020 for the following Indiana Counties:
- Primary counties include Hamilton, Lake, Perry, Porter, Spencer, Tipton
- Contiguous counties include Boone, Clinton, Crawford, Dubois, Grant, Hancock, Howard, Jasper, LaPorte, Madison, Marion, Newton, Starke and Warrick.
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 county FSA office at:
USDA FSA SERVICE CENTER OFFICE
DUBOIS COUNTY FARM SERVICE AGENCY
1486 EXECUTIVE BLVD
JASPER, IN 47546-9300
(855) 374-4069 Fax