Northern Colorado Farmers Eligible for Assistance

Northern Colorado farmers in Yuma and surrounding counties are now eligible for disaster loans.
Governor Bill Ritter announced the United State’s Department of Agriculture’s permission to declare Yuma County a disaster area. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack made the decision following the June 21 storm.
“President Obama and I understand these conditions caused severe damage to the soybean crop and prevented producers from harvesting,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack via press release. “This action will provide help to hundreds of farmers who suffered significant production losses.”
The majority of the area’s soybean crop was destroyed by hail and a tornado following the summer storm. Kit Carson, Logan, Phillips and Washington counties are also eligible for disaster loans.
Producers should contact their country Farm Service Agency with information regarding the extent of the damage. Crop estimates and photos are needed to apply for emergency assistance. Those who lost livestock may be eligible for similar funding as well.
For further information regarding this topic, or for information regarding loan products available, please contact Farm Plus Financial at 866-929-5585.