USDA’s Farm Service Agency offers disaster assistance and low-interest loan programs to assist agricultural producers in their recovery efforts following winter storms or similar qualifying natural disasters. Read more…

The recent flooding in Brazoria County has resulted in a need for hay for dislocated cattle and horses at holding locations within the county. Horse-quality small square bales are requested, but round bales will be accepted. For more details on where to make delivery, please call the Brazoria … Read More

Livestock producers who have animal death losses due to the Texas floods can apply for federal aid, according to state agriculture officials. The Livestock Indemnity Program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides benefits to livestock producers for livestock deaths in excess of normal mortality caused … Read More

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Texas State Executive Director Judith A. Canales, reminds farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses affected by flooding, high winds, and hail in Texas, that USDA has several programs which provide assistance before, during, and after disasters. … Read More

It is recommended that owners and producers record all pertinent information of natural disaster consequences, including:Producers are reminded to keep thorough records of all losses, including livestock death losses, as well as expenses for such things as feed purchases and extraordinary costs because of lost supplies and or … Read More

As farmers and ranchers across the Lone Star State deal with continuous rainfall and the aftermath of recent flooding, Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller has directed the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) to work with the State Emergency Operations Center and Texas Animal Health Commission to closely monitor the rapidly changing … Read More

Recent heavy rains have prompted state and local officials to declare states of disaster across a large number of Texas counties. Local producers and animal owners recognize that whether they are in a disaster area or not, they have added management issues to deal with because of the saturated conditions, … Read More

Are you missing cattle or horses due to flooding? Provide the information to the local sheriff’s department in the county where the animals were initially located and the county where you believe they may have wandered. You may also call TSCRA at 800-242-7820 or send an email to … Read More

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Wednesday declared a state of disaster in Austin, Bandera, Bastrop, Brazoria, Brazos, Burleson, Coleman, Colorado, Erath, Fayette, Fort Bend, Grimes, Hidalgo, Hood, Jasper, Kleberg, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Lubbock, Montgomery, Palo Pinto, Parker, Polk, Robertson, San Jacinto, Tyler, Walker, Waller, Washington and Wharton Counties in … Read More

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin announced Thursday that residents and business owners in 5 Oklahoma counties may now receive disaster assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as a result of the tornadoes, severe storms, flooding and straight-line winds that occurred May 9 -13. The designation provides SBA low-interest disaster … Read More