USDA Farm Service Agency Emergency Loan Program

The storms of late January that impacted San Diego and southern California have resulted in a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration. As part of this declaration, the US Department of Agriculture has made the Farm Service Agency Emergency Loan Program available in San Diego county. The program provides emergency farm loans for both physical and crop production losses due to direct impacts of the disaster, up to a maximum of $500,000. Farmers and ranchers who conduct family-sized farming operations may apply, and if interested should contact their local Farm Service Agency to learn more. The local FSA Office for San Diego county is:

FSA  SERVICE CENTER OFFICE
RIVERSIDE COUNTY FARM SERVICE AGENCY
81-077 INDIO BLVD, INDIO, CA 92201
Telephone (760) 347-3675 ext 2
Fax (760) 342-5346
Mailing Address: 81-077 INDIO BLVD, INDIO, CA 92201-4399

Persons with disabilities and access and functional needs who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at 202-7 20-2600 (voice and TDD)

USDA FSA Emergency Loan Program FAQ https://www.fsa.usda.gov/Assets/USDA-FSA-Public/usdafiles/FactSheets/2017/emergency_loan_program_march2017.pdf

The Application deadline for the FSA Emergency Loan program is November 16, 2017