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Drought relief available for farmers

By The Herald Staff | 3/6/2013

Drought relief for farmers is being offered by the Farm Service Agency.

Farmers in Anderson, Coffey, Douglas, Franklin, Osage and Shawnee counties, who suffered crop or livestock losses because of drought conditions from Nov. 15, 2012, and after can apply for Farm Service Agency emergency loans. Applications for assistance will be accepted by FSA until Sept. 9, 2013.

Drought relief for farmers is being offered by the Farm Service Agency.

Farmers in Anderson, Coffey, Douglas, Franklin, Osage and Shawnee counties, who suffered crop or livestock losses because of drought conditions from Nov. 15, 2012, and after can apply for Farm Service Agency emergency loans. Applications for assistance will be accepted by FSA until Sept. 9, 2013.

To be eligible for an emergency disaster loan, an applicant must be operating a family-size farm or ranch, must be unable to get credit elsewhere and must have suffered a qualifying physical and/or production loss from the disaster.

Farmers who suffered at least a 30-percent reduction to at least one cropping enterprise might have a qualifying production loss. Emergency disaster production loss loans cover 100 percent of qualifying losses.

Farmers and ranchers who think they may be eligible should contact the FSA County Office in Ottawa at (785) 242-3527 for additional information and how to apply.

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