Submitted by Amy VanDeBrake, USDA Pierce County FSA

ELLSWORTH, WI – Farm Service Agency (FSA), disaster loans are available to Farmers in Dunn, Pepin, Pierce and St. Croix Counties who have suffered qualifying physical losses based upon damages and losses caused by tornado that occurred on July 28, 2017.

Actual loss loans for physical damages to property destroyed or damaged will be based upon the allowable cost associated with repairing or replacing the property destroyed or damaged. Also, the damaged or destroyed property must be essential to the continuation of the operation.

Interest rates for actual loss loans not to exceed $500,000 will be three and one quarter percent (3.75%).

FSA is prohibited from making loans to applicants who can obtain credit elsewhere. Farmers who feel they have sustained a qualifying loss and desire more information should contact the Pierce County FSA Office in Ellsworth at 715-273-5522.

The deadline for filing applications is March 19, 2018.