USDA disaster assistance available for Santa Clara County farm operators

April 6, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Zoe  Lofgren (D-San Jose) today announced farm operators in Santa Clara County are eligible to be considered for assistance from the Farm Service Agency (FSA) following severe weather from March 3 – June 1, 2016.

"After multiple disasters during the 2016 crop year, I'm glad to see the federal government respond to Governor Brown's request for assistance on behalf of farm operators who have experienced losses," said Lofgren.

Assistance available includes FSA emergency loans. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), farmers in eligible counties have 8 months from the date of a Secretarial disaster declaration to apply for emergency loans. FSA considers each emergency loan application on its own merits, taking into account the extent of production losses on the farm, and the security and repayment ability of the operator.

The San Benito County Farm Service Agency can provide affected farmers in Santa Clara County with further information:

San Benito County Farm Service Agency

2337 Technology Pkwy Ste A

Hollister, Ca 95023-2544

(831) 637-4360

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