Caldwell among Texas counties designated by USDA eligible for drought relief



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 to refinance 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.

Triggering Disaster #1: Drought (Fast Track)

Application Deadline: April 15, 2024

Primary counties in Texas that are eligible:

Denton, Hardin, Jasper, Newton, Orange, Sabine, San Augustine, Tarrant, Tyler, Wise.

Contiguous counties also eligible:

Angelina, Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Ellis, Grayson, Jack, Jefferson, Johnson, Liberty, Montague, Nacodoches, Parker, Polk, Shelby.

Triggering Disaster #2: Drought (Fast Track)

Application Deadline: April 22, 2024

Primary counties in Texas that are eligible:

Angelina, Aransas, Bastrop, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Harris, Jackson, Jefferson, Nacodoches, Polk, Refugio, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity, Victoria, Walker, Wharton.

Contiguous counties also eligible:

Austin, Bee, Burleson, Caldwell, Cherokee, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Grimes, Hardin, Houston, Jasper, Karnes, Lavaca, Madison, Milam, Nueces, Orange, Panola, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Patricio, Travis, Tyler, Waller, Washington, Williamson.


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