“Our administration is committed to helping our hard-working farmers who were severely affected by record rainfall and widespread flooding, in most cases losing entire crops,” said Governor Hogan. “This funding will provide much-needed assistance and relief to Maryland’s farmers and bolster our vital agricultural sector, and we are pleased that our federal partners have granted our request.”
Farmers must have purchased crop insurance on eligible crops to quality for USDA disaster assistance programs. This assistance includes
USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA)
emergency loans. Farmers in eligible counties have eight months from the date of a Secretarial disaster declaration to apply for emergency loan assistance. FSA will consider each emergency loan application on its own merits, while taking into account the extent of production losses, security available, and repayment ability.
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