Archer County was declared eligible for Farm Service Agency (FSA) disaster emergency loans on Thursday, July 2. Clay County was designated as primary while Archer, Jack, Montague and Wichita Counties are contiguous.

According to a release from the FSA, farmers who have lost at least 30% of their production caused by the freeze occurring on April 15 are eligible for FSA loans. Proceeds from crop insurance are taken into consideration when determining eligibility.

FSA Farm Loan Manager, Matt Eakin, is urging farmers who are interested in receiving an emergency loan to submit their applications into FSA as soon as possible.

“We hope farmers will get their application in early rather than waiting until near the deadline, which is March 2, 2021,” Eakin said. “The longer they wait, the more chance there is for long delays. If the applications come in early, we can avoid backlogs and speed up the process.

The FSA office is at 5015 College Dr., Rm. 1, in Vernon. For more information please call (940) 553-4394 ext. 2.

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