Nebraska: 22 Counties Designated as Natural Disaster Areas to Drought

    Corn leaf rolling due to moisture stress. Photo: Rebecca Vittetoe, Iowa State University

    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: Nebraska

    Triggering Disaster: Drought

    Application Deadline: Jan. 31, 2023

    Primary Counties Eligible:

    Burt Dixon Kearney Stanton
    Cherry Garden Kimball Thomas
    Cheyenne Hall Logan Thurston
    Colfax Hamilton Morrill Wayne
    Cuming Harlan Phelps York
    Dakota Hooker

    Contiguous Counties Also Eligible:


    Adams Butler Fillmore Keya Paha Polk
    Arthur Cedar Franklin Lincoln Saline
    Banner Clay Furnas McPherson Scotts Bluff
    Blaine Custer Gosper Madison Seward
    Box Butte Dawson Grant Merrick Sheridan
    Brown Deuel Howard Pierce Washington
    Buffalo Dodge Keith Platte Webster

    Colorado: Logan, Sedgwick and Weld
    Iowa: Harrison, Monona and Woodbury
    Kansas: Norton and Phillips
    South Dakota: Bennett, Clay, Oglala Lakota, Todd, Tripp and Union
    Wyoming: Laramie

    More Resources

    On, 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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