Counties Designated as Natural Disaster Areas
Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, Dan Steinkruger, announced 29 counties have been designated as primary natural disaster areas due to physical damage and losses caused by excessive rain, high winds, tornadoes, hail, flash flooding, and lightning affecting Nebraska.
Those counties are: Antelope, Burt, Butler, Cherry, Cuming Dakota, Dixon, Dodge, Fillmore, Gage, Greeley, Hamilton, Holt, Howard, Knox, Madison, Merrick, Nance, Pawnee, Pierce, Platte, Saline, Saunders, Seward, Stanton, Thurston, Washington, Wayne, York
These counties received the physical loss notification on June 20, 2014, based on physical damage and losses caused by excessive rain, high winds, tornadoes, hail, flash flooding, and lightning that occurred on June 1 2014 through June 4, 2014. "The 29 counties that received the Administrator's Physical Loss Notification had severe physical losses to farm machinery, equipment, building, and dwellings" said Steinkruger.
This designation authorizes Emergency (EM) Loans for eligible producers. Steinkruger stated, "Producers are encouraged to contact their local FSA Service Center for detailed information about available programs and updated Secretarial Disaster Designations."
In addition, 33 Nebraska counties are named as contiguous disaster counties where eligible family farmers may qualify for FSA emergency physical loss loan assistance. Those counties are: Adams, Blaine, Boone, Boyd, Brown, Buffalo, Cass, Cedar, Clay, Colfax, Douglas, Garfield, Lancaster, Loup, Nemaha, Nuckolls, Otoe, Polk, Richardson, Rock, Sarpy, Sheridan, Sherman, Thayer, Thomas, Valley, Wheeler
USDA FSA News Release