Farmers in 25 Pennsylvania counties will be eligible for federal disaster relief to assist with losses that resulted from drought conditions last summer and fall.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued two Secretarial disaster designations covering counties in the central and northwest parts of the state. That means that eligible farmers in those counties will able to apply for assistance from USDA’s Farm Service Agency, including emergency loans.
Farmers in Armstrong, Blair, Cambria, Cameron, Center, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Forest, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Lycoming McKean, Mifflin, Potter, Union, and Warren counties are can apply for relief related to losses due to drought June 1, 2020, through Nov. 30, 2020. Farmers in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Perry, and York counties can apply for relief related to losses due to drought June 1, 2020, through Nov. 17, 2020.