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Availability of low-interest loans for physical losses for producers affected by several natural disasters

Physical loss loans can help producers repair or replace damaged or destroyed physical assets critical to the success of the farm business, including livestock losses. Examples of commonly affected assets include essential farm buildings, fixtures, equipment, livestock, perennial crops, fruit and nut trees, and harvested or stored crops and hay.

The catastrophic events listed in our coverage area in Minnesota are as follows:

Trigger Disaster 3: Tornado, high winds and flash flooding May 11-12, 2022.

Application deadline: January 24, 2023.

Main eligible counties: Jackson.

Contiguous areas also eligible: Cottonwood, Martin, Nobles and Watonwan.

Triggering disaster 4: Excessive rain, hail, high winds and lightning that occurred from May 9 to May 13, 2022.

Application deadline: January 24, 2023.

Main eligible counties: Yellow Medicine.

Contiguous areas also eligible: Chippewa, Lac Qui Parle, Lincoln, Lyon, Redwood and Renville.

Triggering disaster 6: High winds that occurred from May 11 to May 12, 2022.

Application deadline: January 24, 2023.

Main eligible counties: Murray.

Contiguous areas also eligible: Cottonwood, Lyon, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood and Rock.

Triggering disaster 7: Strong winds that occurred on May 12, 2022.

Application deadline: January 24, 2023.

Major eligible counties: Big Stone, Chippewa, Lincoln, Lyon, Otter Tail, Stevens, Todd and Wilkin.

Contiguous areas also eligible: Becker, Cass, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, Morrison, Murray, Pipestone, Pope, Redwood, Renville, Stearns, Swift, Traverse, Wadena and Yellow Medicine.

Triggering disaster 8: Strong winds on May 11, 2022.

Application deadline: January 24, 2023

Main eligible counties: Aitkin, Faribault, Nobles and Rock.

Contiguous areas also eligible: Blue Earth, Carlton, Cass, Cottonwood, Crow Wing, Freeborn, Itasca, Jackson, Kanabec, Martin, Mille Lacs, Murray, Pine, Pipestone, St. Louis and Waseca.

Triggering Disaster 19: Excessive rain, hail, high winds, tornado and lightning that occurred from May 11 to May 13, 2022.

Application deadline: January 24, 2023.

Main eligible counties: Brown.

Contiguous areas also eligible: Blue Earth, Cottonwood, Nicollet, Redwood, Renville and Watonwan.

Triggering disaster 23: Tornado and high winds that occurred from May 11 to May 12, 2022.

Application deadline: January 24, 2023.

Main eligible counties: Cottonwood.

Contiguous areas also eligible: Brown, Jackson, Murray, Nobles, Redwood and Watonwan.

Triggering disaster 24: Excessive rains and high winds that occurred from May 11 to May 12, 2022.

Application deadline: January 24, 2023.

Main eligible counties: Pipestone.

Contiguous areas also eligible: Lincoln, Lyons, Murray and Rock.

More resources

On farmers.gov, the Disaster Assistance Discovery Tool, Disaster Assistance At-a-Glance Fact Sheet, and Farm Loan Discovery Tool can help determine program or loan options. To file a Notice of Claim or to inquire about available programs, contact your USDA Service Center.