Emergency Farm Loans

Deadline Information:
Applications must be submitted within eight months after the disaster designation date.

Emergency Farm Loans, administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA), offer crucial financial support to farmers and ranchers impacted by natural disasters such as drought, flooding, storms, wildfires, earthquakes, and other declared disasters. These loans can be used to restore or replace essential property, cover production costs, pay essential family living expenses, and refinance certain debts. The aim is to help producers recover swiftly and maintain the viability of their operations during and after disaster recovery.

Program Features:

Additional Benefits:

How to Enroll: To apply for Emergency Farm Loans, producers must submit a loan application to their local FSA office. The application process includes providing documentation of disaster-related losses, a farm operating plan, and other required financial information. Detailed enrollment instructions and deadlines are available through the local FSA office or the official USDA website.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include farmers and ranchers who operate in a disaster-designated county and have experienced substantial damage or loss. Applicants must demonstrate an inability to obtain sufficient credit from other sources to cover their disaster-related needs.

Producers are encouraged to check with their local FSA office for specific requirements, application deadlines, and additional program details.

Maximum $ Amount:  

Up to $500,000


Official Program Page

Emergency Farm Loans Fact Sheet

FSA Loan Assistance Tool

FSA Disaster Assistance Discovery Tool

Farmers.gov Loan Information

Farmers.gov Loan Information