Northern Idaho Farmers Offered Disaster Assistance through USDA

The United States Department of Agriculture issued disaster relief loans to counties in northern Idaho following damaging weather.
In spring 2010 the state was hit with heavy rains and frost that cost substantial crop damage and loss across the northern part of the state.
United States Department of Agricultue Secretary Tom Vilsack named Lewis County a disaster area in August which also allows surrounding counties, Clearwater, Idaho and Nez Perce eligible for disaster relief as well. The loans are to assist farmers who suffered damage to dry bean, peas and bluegrass crops between April and June.
Those producers who experienced damage should document all damages clearly and submit an application to their local Farm Service Agency office. Low-rate loans will be issued based on each individual case.
Eligible farmers have eight months to apply for emergency disaster farm loans. If you have any questions call your local Farm Service Agency Office.
In need of emergency assistance? Contact Farm Plus today for information on your financing options. Low-rate farm and ranch loans area available today. We also work with local government agencies to assist you with your agriculture funding. Call us at 866-929-5585 to speak with a representative or visit our website for more information.