(Des Moines, Iowa)  Farmers in more than 40-Iowa counties may be eligible for emergency loans, due to bad weather this summer.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency says the "physical loss loans" are due to four separate disaster events, caused by storms between June 22nd and August 18th.  

 Operators who suffered major physical losses caused by excessive rain, flash flooding, flooding, hail, high winds, lightening, and tornadoes.

For the June 22 disaster event, an Administrator’s Physical Loss Notification has been issued for Butler and Franklin counties as the primary damaged area.

Additionally, 10 Iowa counties are contiguous to this designated disaster area, making these producers also potentially eligible for programs based on this designation. 

The contiguous counties are: Black Hawk, Bremer, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Floyd, Grundy, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin and Wright.

For the June 28 disaster event, an Administrator’s Physical Loss Notification has been issued for Fremont, Jones, Linn, Marion, Page and Taylor counties as the primary damaged area.

Additionally, 20 Iowa counties are contiguous to this designated disaster area, making these producers also potentially eligible for programs based on this designation. 

The contiguous counties are: Adams, Benton, Buchanan, Cedar, Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque, Iowa, Jackson, Jasper, Johnson, Lucas, Mahaska, Mills, Monroe, Montgomery, Polk, Ringgold, Union and Warren.

Three Missouri counties, Atchison, Nodaway and Worth, and two Nebraska counties, Cass and Otoe, are also eligible for emergency loans because they are contiguous.

For the Aug. 10 disaster event, an Administrator’s Physical Loss Notification has been issued for Clinton County as the primary damaged area.

Additionally, four Iowa counties are contiguous to this designated disaster area, making these producers also potentially eligible for programs based on this designation. 

The contiguous counties are: Cedar, Jackson, Jones and Scott.

Three Illinois counties, Carroll, Rock Island and Whiteside, are also eligible for emergency loans because they are contiguous.

For the Aug. 18 disaster event, an Administrator’s Physical Loss Notification has been issued for Osceola County as the primary damaged area.

Additionally, five Iowa counties are contiguous to this designated disaster area, making these producers also potentially eligible for programs based on this designation. 

The contiguous counties are: Clay, Dickinson, Lyon, O’Brien and Sioux. 

Two Minnesota counties, Jackson and Nobles, are also eligible for emergency loans because they are contiguous.

Please contact FSA for more information on loan eligibility and the application process. FSA office information is available at http://offices.usda.gov. Additional FSA disaster assistance program information is available at http://disaster.fsa.usda.gov.