FSA accepting applications for Smith Co. ranchers, farmers affected by 2013 drought
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is now accepting applications for Emergency Farm Loans for damages and losses caused by drought which lasted April 1, 2013 through October 31, 2013.
Smith County Farm Loan Manager, Joseph Grier, asks farmers who want to apply for emergency loans to submit their applications as soon as possible. The deadline for application is December 23, 2014, but Grier says if farmers wait too long, a backlog will develop and cause delays.
Generally, farmers who have lost 30 percent of their production or any physical loss due to drought are eligible for the emergency loans. The FSA office is located at 4209 Republic Drive in Tyler.