Farmers could be eligible for USDA emergency loans, must apply by Mid October

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Farmers in Louisiana may be eligible for emergency loans from the USDA.

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated Evangeline, Grant, Bossier, Caddo, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, and Red River Parishes as primary disaster areas because of losses suffered from rain and flooding from Sept. 1, 2018- Dec. 10, 2018.

This designation allows the Farm Service Agency to extend emergency credit to farmers recovering from natural disasters. 

Emergency loans can be used to meet various recovery needs including the replacement of essential items such as equipment or livestock, reorganization of a farming operation or the refinance of certain debts.

Farmers in those areas may be eligible for USDA-FSA emergency loans.

Farmers in the contiguous Louisiana parishes of Acadia, Allen, Jefferson Davis, LaSalle, Ouachita, Richland, Sabine, St. Landry, St. Martin, Union, Vernon, Webster, West Baton Rouge, West Carroll, West Feliciana and Winn parishes are also eligible to apply for emergency loans, according to the USDA

The deadline to apply for these emergency loans is Oct. 15, 2019.

To find more information, click here.

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