MIDDLESEX CO., Conn. — This Secretarial natural disaster designation allows the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) to extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters through emergency loans. Emergency loans can be used to meet various recovery needs including the replacement of essential items such as equipment or livestock, reorganization of a farming operation or the refinance of certain debts. FSA will review the loans based on the extent of losses, security available and repayment ability.
Impacted Area: Connecticut
Triggering Disaster: Losses caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida that occurred from Sept. 1 through Sept. 3, 2021.
Application Deadline: Aug. 22, 2022
Primary Counties Eligible: Middlesex and New London
Contiguous Counties Also Eligible:
Connecticut: Hartford, New Haven, Tolland and Windham
New York: Suffolk
Rhode Island: Kent and Washington
On farmers.gov, the Disaster Assistance Discovery Tool, Disaster Assistance-at-a-Glance fact sheet, and Farm Loan Discovery Tool can help you determine program or loan options. To file a Notice of Loss or to ask questions about available programs, contact your local USDA Service Center.