Minnesota: 11 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas

    Drought-damaged corn. Photo Phil Kaatz, Michigan State University

    This Secretarial natural disaster designation allows the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) to extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters through emergency loans.

    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. FSA will review the loans based on the extent of losses, security available and repayment ability.

    According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, these counties suffered from a drought intensity value during the growing season of 1) D2 Drought-Severe for 8 or more consecutive weeks or 2) D3 Drought-Extreme or D4 Drought-Exceptional.

    Impacted Area: Minnesota

    Triggering Disaster: Drought

    Application Deadline: March 16, 2022

    Primary Counties Eligible:

    Becker Clearwater Pennington Todd
    Beltrami Hubbard Red Lake Wadena
    Cass Kittson Stearns

    Contiguous Counties Also Eligible:

    Aitkin Itasca Marshall Polk
    Benton Kandiyohi Meeker Pope
    Clay Koochiching Morrison Roseau
    Crow Wing Lake of the Woods Norman Sherburne
    Douglas Mahnomen Otter Tail Wright

    North Dakota: Pembina

    More Resources

    On, the Disaster Assistance Discovery Tool, Disaster-at-a-Glance fact sheet, and Farm Loan Discovery Tool can help you determine program or loan options. To file a Notice of Loss or to ask questions about available programs, contact your local USDA Service Center.

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