Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 15 North Carolina counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses caused by Hurricane Michael or Hurricane Florence may be eligible for USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) 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.
Producers who suffered losses caused by extensive flooding and/or winds from Hurricane Michael that occurred Oct. 10 through Oct. 14, 2018, in Alamance, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Granville, Orange, Person, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin counties are eligible to apply for emergency loans.
Producers in the contiguous North Carolina counties of Alleghany, Caswell, Chatham, Davidson, Guilford, Halifax, Iredell, Johnston, Nash, Randolph, Rowan, Vance, Wake, Warren, Wilkes, along with Carroll, Grayson, Halifax, Henry, Mecklenburg, Patrick and Pittsylvania counties in Virginia, are also eligible to apply for emergency loans.
Producers who suffered losses due to extensive flooding and/or excessive rain caused by Hurricane Florence on or after Sept. 14, 2018, in Edgecombe, Halifax and Martin counties are eligible to apply for emergency loans.
Producers in the contiguous North Carolina counties of Beaufort, Bertie, Franklin, Nash, Northampton, Pitt, Warren, Washington, and Wilson are also eligible to apply for emergency loans.
The deadline to apply for these emergency loans is Sept. 30, 2019.
Additional information is also available online at https://www.farmers.gov/recover.