Oregon Counties Declared Disaster Areas

The United States Department of Agriculture announced Linn and Curry counties in Oregon as disaster areas.
The primary natural disaster counties are eligible for emergency funding due to losses from flooding, excessive rain and below normal temperatures from April 15 through June 30, 2010.
“President Obama and I understand these conditions caused severe damage to cranberries, squash and honey,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “This action will provide help to hundreds of farmers who suffered significant production losses.”
Farmers and ranchers in surrounding Benton, Coos, Deschutes, Douglas, Jefferson, Josephine, Lane, Marion and Polk counties may also qualify as contiguous counties as well as Del Norte County producers in California.
Producers have eight months to file loan applications documenting actual losses to crops, land and livestock. The Farm Service Agency will also examine the producers’ ability to repay the loan and the producers’ qualifications.
Contact your county Farm Service Agency or USDA office for an application.
For more information on emergency funding contact Farm Plus at 866-929-5585 or visit online at .
Written by: Melissa Warner / Farm Plus Staff  Writer