Wednesday, August 20, 2008

USDA Disaster Designations

From this week's Garrett Gazette:
Due to the losses caused by hail, high winds, and excessive rain on June16, 2008, parts of Bergen, Passaic, and Sussex counties have been designated as agricultural disaster areas by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in a letter released last week. As a result, many residents in our district may be eligible for Farm Service Agency emergency loans. These emergency loan funds can be used to restore or replaces property that is deemed "essential" by the USDA, pay all or part of production costs associated with the disaster year, pay essential family living expenses, reorganize the farming operation, and refinance certain debts. For further information on eligibility, loan terms, and applicationdeadlines, please contact any of my offices.

Here's the office information:

Washington, DC
1318 Longworth House Office Bdg.
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4465 Fax: (202) 225-9048

Eastern District Office
210 Route 4 East, Suite 206
Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone: (201) 712-0330Fax: (201) 712-0930

Western District Office
93 Main Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Phone: (973) 300-2000Fax: (973) 300-1051

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