USDA Offers Natural Disaster Recovery Assistance
USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers disaster assistance and low-interest loan programs to assist agricultural producers in their recovery efforts following blizzards or other qualifying natural disasters. Heavy snow loads from the accumulation of multiple snow storms has caused producers with agriculture operations located in Otter Tail County to have physical losses to property. FSA would like to encourage agricultural producers to contact FSA when these events occur, so FSA has the opportunity to document and request activation of the Emergency Loan Program due to a disaster designation. Photographs and dates of occurrence are useful documentation to help with this process.
Please contact the following local offices for assistance:
USDA Farm Service Agency – East Otter Tail County Office: 218-346-4260
USDA Farm Service Agency – West Otter Tail County Office: 218-739-4694