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FSA accepting emergency farm loan applications

TYLER, August 4, 2013--The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) is not accepting applications for drought July 9, 2013, and continuing emergency farm loans.

Smith County farm loan manager Joseph Grier asks farmers who want to apply for emergency loans to submit their applications as soon as possible. The deadline for application is February 26, 2014, but Grier says waiting too long may cause a backlog to develop, creating delays.

Generally, farmers who have lost 30 percent of their production or have any physical loss due to drought are eligible for the emergency loans.

The FSA office is located at 4209 Republic Drive, in Tyler.

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