Farm Credit
Apr 09 2018

Drought Assistance Available

Click Here for NM Drought Map

As of April 3, 2018, all of New Mexico was considered to be abnormally dry to extreme drought according to USDA’s drought monitor.  Nearly three-quarters of the state is in severe or extreme drought.  (see attached from April 3,2018)

This isn’t news to you living out there, but it is important in terms of drought assistance that may be available from the USDA. Nearly all of the State’s 33 counties have either been declared in a drought or are adjacent to a county with a declared drought. (see list below)

The Severe and Extreme drought (D2 and D3 respectively) qualify for the Emergency Assistance for Livestock program (ELAP), the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) and the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) along with some loan program. The fact sheets on the three program are attached. If you are in need of assistance, please contact your local USDA Farm Service Agency for details.

As a primary natural disaster area due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought.

 

Catron

Lea

Rio Arriba

San Miguel

Guadalupe

McKinley

Sandoval

Santa Fe

Harding

Grant

Mora

San Juan

Taos

 

Farmers and ranchers in the following contiguous counties in New Mexico also qualify for natural disaster assistance. Those counties are:

 

Bernalillo

Eddy

Roosevelt

Chaves

 

Sierra

Cibola

Lincoln

Socorro

Colfax

Los Alamos

Torrance

De Baca

Hidalgo

Quay

Luna

Union

Sierra

 

Click Here for Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) Disaster Assistance Fact Sheet

Click Here for Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) Disaster Assistance Fact Sheet

Click Here for Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) Disaster Assistance Fact Sheet