Assistance Available for Growers Recovering from Recent Flooding and Heavy Rains
California avocado growers affected by the recent heavy rains and flooding are reminded that the California Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers disaster assistance and low-interest loan programs to assist growers with their recovery efforts.
Assistance programs include:
- Tree Assistance Program — offers financial assistance for qualifying tree losses due to natural disaster
- Emergency Loan Program — low-interest loans to help growers recover from losses due to drought/flooding, available in counties under a primary or contiguous Secretarial Disaster designation
- Emergency Conservation Program— provides emergency funding to rehabilitate land damaged by natural disaster (includes fence loss)
Complete information about FSA assistance programs is available online.