Drought disaster assistance for businesses

Learn about resources and loans for businesses

CISA Emergency Farm Fund

We are now accepting applications from Pioneer Valley farms affected by the drought.

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United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Farms in all Massachusetts counties are eligible for assistance from the USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), including emergency loans.  Disaster declaration is based on the reporting of crop loss to the FSA and the U.S. Drought Monitor.  Farmers are encouraged to contact or visit their local USDA Service Centers for additional information and assistance.

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Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

This is a valuable resource to farmers seeking long-term conservation technologies and strategies. Farmers are encouraged to contact or visit their NRCS Local Service Centers for assistance on long-term water management solutions.

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Massachusetts Drought Emergency Loan Fund

This loan provides financial support to small businesses and farms that have faced hardship due to recent drought conditions. 

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U.S. Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loans

These are available to the following organizations affected by drought:

  • Small businesses
  • Small agricultural cooperatives
  • Small businesses engaged in aquaculture
  • Private nonprofit organizations in Massachusetts

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