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.
Impacted Area: South Carolina
Triggering Disaster: Freezing temperatures and high winds that occurred from March 12 through March 14, 2022.
Application Deadline: Feb. 28, 2023
Primary Counties Eligible: Cherokee, Edgefield, Greenville, Saluda, Spartanburg and Union
Contiguous Counties Also Eligible:
South Carolina: Abbeville, Aiken, Anderson, Chester, Fairfield, Greenwood, Laurens, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Pickens and York
Georgia: Columbia and Richmond
North Carolina: Cleveland, Henderson, Polk, Rutherford and Transylvania
On farmers.gov, the Disaster Assistance Discovery Tool, Disaster 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.