North Dakota: 45 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Drought

    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: North Dakota

    Triggering Disaster: Drought

    Application Deadline: Jan. 26, 2023

    Primary Counties Eligible

    Adams Dunn Kidder Oliver Stark
    Benson Eddy Logan Pembina Steele
    Billings Emmons McHenry Pierce Stutsman
    Bottineau Foster McKenzie Ramsey Towner
    Bowman Golden Valley McLean Renville Traill
    Burke Grand Forks Mercer Rolette Walsh
    Burleigh Grant Morton Sheridan Ward
    Cavalier Griggs Mountrail Sioux Wells
    Divide Hettinger Nelson Slope Williams

    Contiguous Counties Also Eligible:

    North Dakota: Barnes, Cass, LaMoure and McIntosh

    Minnesota: Kittson, Marshall, Norman and Polk

    Montana: Fallon, Richland, Roosevelt, Sheridan and Wibaux

    South Dakota: Campbell, Corson, Harding and Perkins

    More Resources

    On, the Disaster Assistance Discovery ToolDisaster Assistance-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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