Farmers in 4 states can apply for drought loans
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says growing season drought has made farmers in most of Texas, all of Louisiana, and parts of Arkansas and Mississippi eligible. to apply for federal assistance.
The ministry’s Farm Service Agency says low-interest emergency loans can be used to meet a variety of recovery needs, including replacing equipment or livestock. They can also be used to reorganize a farm or refinance certain debts.