Marion county farmers who suffered crop or livestock losses due to drought, beginning Jan. 1, 2012, and continuing, may apply for FAS emergency loans. The FSA office will accept applications for assistance until March 12.
FSA loans covering physical losses may be used to replace installations, equipment, livestock, or buildings lost through disaster. Loans covering production losses may be used to buy feed, seed, fertilizer, livestock, or to make payments on real estate and chattel debts.
Funds can also be used for other essential operating and living expenses.
Farmers and ranchers should contact the FSA office in Emporia or call (620) 343-6944 for application information.