Antelope, Boone Counties Eligible for USDA Emergency Loans

Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, Dan Steinkruger, announced last week that family farmers in 34 Nebraska counties including Antelope County may be eligible to apply for low interest Emergency (EM) loans due to physical and production losses caused by severe winter storms and snowstorms that occurred from December 22, 2009 through January 8, 2010.  Those counties are:  

Adams, Cass, Douglas, Johnson, Nance, Saline, Thurston, Antelope, Cherry, Gage, Keya Paha, Nemaha, Saunders, Washington, Brown, Clay, Garfield, Lancaster, Otoe, Seward, Wheeler, Burt, Dakota, Hamilton, Madison, Pawnee, Stanton, York, Butler, Dodge, Jefferson, Morrill, Rock and Thayer.

In addition, the following 36 Nebraska counties became eligible for this assistance because they are contiguous to one or more of the primary Nebraska counties that were declared a Presidential Major Disaster on February 25, 2010, by President Obama due to this disaster.  These Counties are: Banner, Cheyenne, Franklin, Hooker, Nuckolls, Scotts Bluff, Blaine, Colfax, Garden, Howard, Pierce, Sheridan, Boone, Cuming, Grant, Kearney, Platte, Thomas, Box Butte, Custer, Greeley, Knox, Polk, Valley, Boyd, Dixon, Hall, Loup, Richardson, Wayne, Buffalo, Fillmore, Holt, Merrick, Sarpy and Webster.

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