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Farm producers in 92 Kansas counties can get emergency loans

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated seven more Kansas counties as primary natural disaster areas due to drought. These are Allen, Bourbon, Butler, Harvey, Sedgwick, Wilson and Woodson counties.

They join 70 other counties who have already won this title this year. Farmers and ranchers in these 70 counties and the counties bordering them are entitled to emergency loans. Check the table below to find your county.

The USDA uses the US Drought Watch to see which counties have the most severe drought. The current US Drought Monitor map shows that every county in Kansas has reason to be concerned.

In the map below, deep red indicates areas of exceptional drought. It covers 33.42% of the state. Red, 24.84% of the state, indicates extreme drought. Orange means severe drought. It covers 21.05% of Kansas. Tan shows moderate dryness in 13.25% of the state. And yellow in north-central Kansas represents abnormally dry. It covers 7.44% of the state. The US Drought Monitor uses white to indicate that there is no drought or drought.

If you click through the slideshow above, you’ll see US Drought Monitor charts from last month, last year, five years ago, and 10 years ago.

USDA Farm Service Agency emergency loans can be used for turnaround needs such as livestock equipment, certain debt refinancing, and reorganization.

When considering loans, the FSA will take into account the extent of a farmer’s losses, available security and ability to repay.

The table below shows the dates the USDA designated counties as Primary Disaster Areas or Neighboring Counties. The last column in the table represents the application deadline listed each time the USDA has designated a county. We have contacted the USDA to see if agricultural producers can use the deadline in this column. We have not yet received a response.

The 13 counties in Kansas that have not yet qualified for emergency natural disaster loans due to drought are Atchison, Brown, Doniphan, Douglas, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Lyon, Miami, Osage , Shawnee and Wyandotte.

Primary Natural Disaster Zones:

County Date designated as primary county Dates designated as contiguous county Application deadlines late 2022 or early 2023
Allen October 27 September 19 April 10, May 8
anderson October 27 May 8
Atchison
Hairdresser April 26 1st May December 8, December 22
barton April 26 December 8
Bourbon October 27 August 31, September 19 April 3, April 10, May 8
Brown
Butler October 27 Apr 26, Oct 11, Oct 27 December 8, April 24, May 8, May 9
Hunt October 27 May 8
Chautauqua April 26 October 11 December 8, April 24
Cherokee August 31 April 26 December 8, April 3
Cheyenne April 26 December 8
clark April 26 December 8
Clay April 28 December 19
Cloud April 28 December 19
Coffey October 27 May 8
Comanche April 26 December 8
Cowley April 26 October 11, October 27 December 8, April 24, May 8
Crawford August 31 April 26, Sept. 19, Oct. 27 December 8, April 3, April 10, May 8
Decatur April 26 April 28 December 8, December 19
Dickinson April 28 1st May December 19, December 22
Doniphan
Douglas
Edwards April 26 1st May December 8, December 22
Elk October 11 April 26, October 27 December 8, April 24, May 8
Ellis April 26 1st May December 8, December 22
Ellsworth April 26 April 28, May 1 December 8, December 19, December 22
Finney April 26 May 1, May 24 Dec 8, Dec 22, Jan 6
Ford April 26 1st May December 8, December 22
franklin
Gear April 28 December 19
Govern 1st May April 26, May 24 Dec 8, Dec 22, Jan 6
Graham 1st May April 26, April 28 December 8, December 19, December 22
To agree April 26 December 8
Grey April 26 1st May December 8, December 22
Greeley April 26 December 8
Green wood October 11, October 27 April 24, May 8
hamilton April 26 December 8
harpist April 26 1st May December 8, December 22
Harvey October 27 April 26, May 1, Oct. 27 December 8, December 22, May 8, May 9
Haskell April 26 December 8
Hodgeman 1st May April 26 December 8, December 22
jackson
Jefferson
jewel April 26, April 28 December 8, December 19
Johnson
Kearny April 26 December 8
king man 1st May April 26, October 27 December 8, December 22, May 8
Kiowa April 26 December 8
Chard April 26 August 31, September 19 December 8, April 3, April 10
way May 24 April 26, May 1 Dec 8, Dec 22, Jan 6
Leavenworth
lincoln April 28 April 26, May 1 December 8, December 19, December 22
Linn October 27 May 8
Logan April 26, May 1 December 8, December 22
Lyons
marion April 28, May 1, Oct. 27, Oct. 27 December 19, December 22, May 8, May 9
marshal April 28 December 19
McPherson 1st May April 26, April 28, October 27 December 8, December 19, December 22, May 9
Mead April 26 December 8
Miami
Mitchell April 28 April 26 December 8, December 19
Montgomery April 26 Sep 19, Oct 11, Oct 27 December 8, April 10, April 24, May 8
Morris April 28 December 19
Morton April 26 December 8
Nemaha April 28 December 19
Neosho September 19 April 26, August 31, October 27 December 8, April 3, April 10, May 8
Nes 1st May April 26, May 24 Dec 8, Dec 22, Jan 6
Norton April 28, June 23 April 26, May 1 Dec 8, Dec 19, Dec 22, Jan 31
Osage
Osborne April 26 April 28 December 8, December 19
Ottawa April 28 1st May December 19, December 22
Pawnee April 26 1st May December 8, December 22
Phillips June 23 April 26, April 28, May 1 Dec 8, Dec 19, Dec 22, Jan 31
Pottawatomy April 28 December 19
Pratt April 26 1st May December 8, December 22
Rawlins April 26 December 8
Reno April 26 May 1, Oct 27, Oct 27 December 8, December 22, May 8, May 9
Republic April 28 December 19
Rice April 26 1st May December 8, December 22
Riley April 28 December 19
Towers April 26 1st May December 8, December 22
Rush April 26 1st May December 8, December 22
Russell April 26 April 28 December 8, December 19
Saline 1st May April 26, April 28 December 8, December 19
Scott April 26 May 1, May 24 Dec 8, Dec 22, Jan 6
sedgwick October 27 April 26, May 1, Oct. 27 December 8, December 22, May 8, May 9
Seward April 26 December 8
Shawnee
Sheridan April 26 April 28, May 1 December 8, December 19, December 22
Sherman April 26 December 8
Black-smith April 26 December 8
Stafford April 26 December 8
Stanton April 26 December 8
Steve April 26 December 8
Sommer April 26 May 1, October 27 December 8, December 22, May 8
Thomas April 26 1st May December 8, December 22
Trego 1st May April 26 December 8, December 22
Wabaunsee April 28 December 19
Wallace April 26 December 8
Washington April 28 December 19
Wichita April 26 December 8
Wilson October 27 April 26, Sept. 19, Oct. 11 December 8, April 10, April 24, May 8
Woodson October 27 September 19 April 10, May 8
Wyandotte
Source: USDA

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