Aug 20, 2015
USDA offers assistance to farmers affected by Washington fires

Washington’s farmers and ranchers affected by this year’s devastating drought and wildfires may receive financial relief from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency according to FSA State Executive Director Judy Olson.

“Many of our county offices have already taken applications for losses related to drought but now we are hearing about damage due to wildfires,” said Olson, whose agency administers federal farm programs. She encouraged farmers and ranchers to report drought and wildfire losses to local Farm Service Agency offices and to inquire about available programs.

Farmers and ranchers who suffered crop losses on crops covered by FSA’s Non-insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) should report their losses to their FSA office as soon as the loss becomes apparent.

Farmers and ranchers who have questions about FSA disaster assistance programs may contact their local Farm Service Agency office for information on eligibility requirements and application procedures. Additional information is also available online.

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