United States Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency - Emergency Designation for Emergency Loans in Several Western NC Counties
On October 1, 20 21 , President Biden declared a major disaster in the State of North Carolina
based on losses caused by Tropical Storm Fred that occurred August 16-18 , 20 21 . As a result
of this major disaster, 1North Carolina county was declared eligible for Federal disaster
assistance, including Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency (EM) loans for eligible family
farmers. Those primary disaster counties are:
In addition to that primary disaster county, 4 additional North Carolina counties are named as
contiguous counties where eligible family farmers may qualify for FSA EM loan assistance, in
accordance with Section 321(a) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act. Those
Kathy Jett said that effective October 1, 2021, farmers in Jackson, Cherokee, Swain, Macon
and Haywood counties may apply for EM loans for physical and/or production losses. June 1,
2022 is the deadline for filing an application. The local office is located at 61 Triple Springs
Rd., Hendersonville, NC 28792 and has office hours of 8:00-4:30, please call 828-693-1406
to schedule an appointment due to COVID restrictions. Kathy Jett said that any farmer who
suffered a physical and/or production loss should contact her office for additional information.
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