Wednesday, October 4, 2023

USDA Declares Disaster for Mendocino County’s Severe Winter Storms, Flooding, Landslide, and Mudslides


The following is a press release issued by the County of Mendocino:

Trees across Highway 128 in the midst of the storms that battered Mendocino County

On January 14, 2023, President Joseph Biden declared a major disaster declaration FEMA-4683-DR, due to Severe Winter Storms, Flooding, Landslides and Mudslides beginning on December 27, 2022. As a result, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Emergency Loan Program has been made available.

The designation makes USDA assistance available in the form of emergency farm loans for both physical and crop production losses as a direct result of the disaster, up to a maximum of $500,000. The application deadline is October 2, 2023, and the assistance is available to farmers and ranchers who conduct family-sized farming operations.

To apply: Contact local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office in Ukiah at 707-468-9223. Hearing impaired individuals should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at 202-720-2600. Additional information can be found at the USDA website: https://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/farm-loan-programs/index

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