The USDA announced this week family farmers in Warren and Washington counties are eligible for FSA disaster emergency loan assistance for damages and losses caused by the wind storm that occurred on May 14.
- To be eligible, farmers must have lost at least 30 percent of their production due to the storm.
- Losses must be supported by documentation.
- Farmers may be eligible for production loss loans of up to 100 percent of their actual losses, or the operating loan amount needed to continue in business, with a maximum principal balance outstanding of $500,000, whichever is less.
- The loan is only available to those unable to obtain credit from private commercial lenders.
Applications for loans will be accepted until March 9, 2019. For more information call 518-692-9940 ext. 2 or visit the FSA office at 2530 state Route 40, Greeenwich.