Farmers in northern Michigan counties eligible for disaster loans
The USDA has declared five counties in Michigan as primary natural disaster areas after frost, freeze and drought conditions this year.
Farmers in primary counties including Antrim, Grand Traverse, Leelanau, and eight contiguous counties in Michigan, who experienced frost and freeze events during the second half of May are now able to apply for emergency Farm Service Agency assistance.
Those same primary counties, with the addition of Kalkaska and Otsego and 10 contiguous counties, are also eligible for assistance following drought conditions from July to mid-September.
Farmers have eight months from the announcement to apply for emergency loans through the Farm Service Agency.