Marion County farmers who suffered crop or livestock losses due to drought, excessive heat, and high winds since April 1 may apply for Farm Service Agency emergency loans. The application deadline is June 27.
Loans covering physical and/or production losses are available at a 3.75 percent interest rate and are scheduled for repayment as rapidly as feasible, consistent with the applicant’s ability to pay.
Loans covering physical losses may be used to replace installations, equipment, livestock, or buildings (including homes). Loans covering production losses may be used to buy feed, seed, fertilizer, and livestock, or to make payments on real estate and personal property debts. Funds can also be used for other essential operating and living expenses.
Farmers and ranchers who think they may be eligible for an emergency loan should contact the FSA county office in Emporia or call (620) 343-6944 for additional information and how to apply.