Clarice Navarro, Colorado State Executive Director for the Farm Service agency, has issued reminders that she requested disaster notifications for several northeast Colorado counties on May 1, and producers in those counties have the rest of this year to apply for assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

One disaster notification is for the April blizzard and the other is for a combination of wildfire and high winds in late winter and early spring.

The designation makes all family-sized farm operators in both primary and contiguous counties eligible for low-interest emergency loans from FSA, providing they meet eligibility requirements.

The blizzard disaster notification is for damage and losses caused April 13 and 14 by a blizzard that shut down this corner of the state for two days. Primary counties for that disaster are Logan, Sedgwick and Washington counties, with Morgan County being contiguous and thus also eligible for assistance.

A second disaster notification for damage and losses caused by fire and high winds between Feb. 13 and April 19 also was filed. Washington County is the primary county in that notification with Morgan, Logan, Lincoln and Kit Carson counties being contiguous.

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