Texas: 23 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Drought

    Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon

    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.

    According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, these counties suffered from a drought intensity value during the growing season of 1) D2 Drought-Severe for 8 or more consecutive weeks or 2) D3 Drought-Extreme or D4 Drought-Exceptional.

    Impacted Area: Texas

    Triggering Disaster: Drought

    Application Deadline: Dec. 22, 2022

    Primary Counties Eligible:

    Hays Uvalde Wilbarger Wise Young
    Throckmorton Val Verde Wilson Wood Zapata
    Titus Van Zandt Winkler Yoakum Zavala
    Tom Green Ward
    Trinity Webb
    Upshur Wheeler
    Upton Wichita

    Contiguous Counties Also Eligible:


    Andrews Donley Hunt Polk
    Angelina Duval Irion Rains
    Archer Ector Jack Reagan
    Atascosa Edwards Jim Hogg Real
    Bandera Foard Karnes Red River
    Baylor Franklin Kaufman Reeves
    Bexar Frio Kinney Roberts
    Blanco Gaines Knox Runnels
    Caldwell Glasscock La Salle San Jacinto
    Camp Gonzales Loving Schleicher
    Clay Gray McMullen Shackelford
    Cochran Gregg Marion Smith
    Coke Guadalupe Maverick Starr
    Collingsworth Hardeman Medina Stephens
    Comal Harrison Menard Sterling
    Concho Haskell Midland Sutton
    Cooke Hemphill Montague Tarrant
    Crane Henderson Morris Terrell
    Crockett Hockley Palo Pinto Terry
    Denton Hopkins Parker Travis
    Dimmit Houston Pecos Walker

    New Mexico: Lea

    Oklahoma: Beckham, Cotton, Jackson, Roger Mills and Tillman

    More Resources

    On farmers.gov, the Disaster Assistance Discovery ToolDisaster 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.

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