Four Georgia counties designated as primary natural disaster areas –
(USDA / FSA / October 27, 2021) – This natural disaster secretariat designation allows the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural service agency (FSA) to provide essential emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters through emergency loans. Emergency loans can be used to meet a variety of recovery needs, including replacing essential items such as equipment or livestock, reorganizing a farm, or refinancing certain debts. FSA will review loans based on the extent of losses, available collateral, and repayment capacity.
Affected area: Georgia
Start a disaster: Tropical Storm Elsa, excessive winds and excessive precipitation on July 7, 2021
Registration deadline: June 20, 2022
Eligible main counties: Echols, Lanier, Lowndes and Pierce
Contiguous counties also eligible:
Florida: Columbia, Hamilton and Madison
On the farmers.gov, the Disaster Assistance Discovery Tool, Disaster Assistance Fact Sheet, and Agricultural Loan Discovery Tool can help you determine program or loan options. To file a loss notice or to ask questions about available programs, contact your USDA Service Center.