Farmers: Crop Disaster Resources

Farmers: 2019 Crop Disaster Online Resources

The historic rainfall events coupled with the severe cold and snow in 2019 have had devastating impacts on Michigan’s farming and agricultural communities. Wet conditions are preventing farmers from getting into the fields and from planting for the growing season. In parts of the state, farmers are now so many weeks behind schedule that they are nearly out of time and options for this year.

As part of the commitment to our farmers who feed our families, the State of Michigan is partnering with the United States Department of Agriculture as well as Michigan State University Extension to make as many resources available to farmers as possible. A quick list of possible resources is available below. This list isn’t comprehensive and will be updated as more information and resources are identified.

MDARD is encouraging farmers to reach out to their area USDA and Michigan State University Extension experts for guidance during this difficult time.

State of Michigan Resources

Governor Whitmer letter to USDA for Assistance to Michigan Farmers

Agricultural Loan Origination Program

Agricultural Loan Origination Program

Finance Programs

Michigan State University Extension Resources

Delayed Planting Resources

Agriculture Expert Locator

Managing Farm Stress Resource Center

Corn and Soybeans as Cover Crops Following Prevented Planting

USDA / Federal Resources

FSA Extends Reporting Deadline for Spring Seeded Crops

Programs available from USDA

Nearest USDA offices

RMA Prevented Planting Cover Crop Relief New Release

RMA Prevented Planting Cover Crop Relief FAQ’s - Frequently Updated

RMA Prevented Planting Cover Crop Relief Bulletin

USDA Offers Assistance for Un-Planted Michigan Fields

USDA Designates 16 Ohio Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

NEW! USDA Offers Disaster Assistance for Michigan Farmers Hurt by 2018, 2019 Disasters

NEW! More Time Provided for Dairy Producers to Enroll in Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) Program

Federal Agriculture Disaster Declarations and Resources

Disaster Declaration Maps

Disaster Designation for Counties in Ohio and Adjacent States, including Hillsdale County in Michigan

Michigan Farm Service Agency

Disaster Recovery Resources

Disaster Assistance Discovery Tool 

USDA Farm Service Agency News Releases

U.S. Small Business Administration Resources

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in Michigan Following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration for Excessive Precipitation, Flooding and Ponding

Fact Sheet - Economic Injury Disaster Loans - Excessive Precipitation, Flooding and Ponding

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in Michigan Following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration for Rain and Flooding

Fact Sheet - Economic Injury Disaster Loans - Rain and Flooding