09/04/12 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently declared all 92 counties in Indiana as natural disaster areas due to the ongoing drought. This most recent announcement means all Hoosier farmers are now eligible for low interest emergency loansto help:

  • Restore or replace essential property
  • Pay all or part of production costs associated with the disaster year
  • Pay essential family living expenses
  • Reorganize the farming operation
  • Refinance certain debts, excluding real estate

In these hard times, I encourage all farmers to learn more about the Emergency Farm Loans offered by the USDA and Farm Service Agency.