Emergency farm, small business loans available to local businesses due to ongoing drought conditions

Friday, 13 September 2013 23:01 Lake County News reports
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LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Lake County farmers and ranchers may be eligible for emergency farm loans up to a maximum of $500,000. 

Due to ongoing drought conditions in Northern California, the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently granted a Secretarial disaster designation for numerous counties including Lake County.

Lake County farmers and ranchers, who conduct family-sized farming operations, should contact the local Farm Service Agency in Ukiah at 707-468-9223 for more information or visit the Disaster and Drought Assistance page at www.fsa.usda.gov .

The Small Business Administration also has announced that nonfarm businesses that work directly with growers may be eligible for the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans. 

Contact the SBA at 1-800-659-2955 or visit the SBA’s Web site at  www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance for more information .

The deadline to apply for both loan programs is April 21, 2014. 

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