Crop Disaster Resources for Farmers

Farmers: 2019 Crop Disaster Online Resources

The historic rainfall events coupled with severe cold and snow 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.

Ag Disaster Geographic Information System (GIS) viewer

MapIn order to help the state's farmers more easily identify if their county falls within a declared disaster area, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has launched a Geographic Information System (GIS) viewer providing a one-stop portal of data.

Launch GIS viewer  

Download a list of Current Michigan Crop Disaster Designations (2/17/21)


State of Michigan Resources

Governor Whitmer Announces Additional Counties Impacted by Cold Weather Eligible for U.S. Small Business Administration Relief Following USDA Disaster Designation (12/8/20) 

Governor Whitmer announces USDA disaster designation for five Michigan counties impacted by multiple disasters (11/27/20) 

Gov. Whitmer Announces U.S. Small Business Administration Relief for Eligible Businesses Impacted by Excessive Rain (11/2/20)

Governor Whitmer Applauds USDA Disaster Designation for Michigan Counties (9/2/20)

MDARD launches ag disaster GIS viewer for state's farming community (8/14/20)

Governor Whitmer's Request for a Major Disaster Declaration for Mid-Michigan Counties Impacted by May Floods Approved by President Trump (7/9/20)

Governor Whitmer Requests USDA Disaster Designation for Michigan Counties Impacted by Severe Weather (6/30/20) 

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

Programs available from USDA

Nearest USDA offices

Michigan Farm Service Agency News Releases

Federal Agriculture Disaster Declarations and Resources

Disaster Assistance Programs

Emergency Farm Loans

Michigan Farm Service Agency

Disaster Recovery Resources

Disaster Assistance Discovery Tool 

USDA Farm Service Agency News Releases

U.S. Small Business Administration Resources

SBA Disaster Press Releases