On May 4, President Obama declared 14 Kentucky counties as disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that occurred from April 26, and continuing. Those counties are Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Carter, Fleming, Gallatin, Kenton, Lawrence, Morgan, Nicholas, Oldham, Owen and Washington.
As a result of the declaration, 29 Kentucky counties were named as contiguous counties where eligible family farmers may qualify for FSA EM loan assistance pursuant to Section 321(a) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act.
Those counties are: Anderson, Bath, Bourbon, Boyd, Boyle, Elliott, Franklin, Grant, Greenup, Harrison, Henry, Jefferson, Johnson, Lewis, Magoffin, Marion, Martin, Mason, Menifee, Mercer, Montgomery, Nelson, Pendleton, Robertson, Rowan, Scott, Shelby, Trimble, and Wolfe.
EM loan applications for physical and production losses will be received through Jan. 4, 2012, and applications pending on that date may be processed and completed.
Farmers interested in applying for assistance should contact the Harrison County FSA office at 103 Rodgers Park Dr., Cynthiana.