Last updated 8/17/2021 at 7:15am
Farmers eligible for emergency loans
RITZVILLE — Following last month’s USDA designation of 14 Eastern Washington counties as a natural disaster due to drought, the Farm Service Agency is offering emergency loans to producers.
The severe drought emergency declaration makes producers in Adams, Asotin, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman and Yakima eligible to apply.
The agency will be accepting and reviewing loan requests until Feb. 22, officials said.