Baton Rouge, La. (July 18, 2017) – Reliable sources report that Louisiana farmers could soon see federal funding to recover any financial losses from the recent March and August floods of 2016.
A $10 million grant is being funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for farmers in 51 parishes who qualify.
The funding will be administered by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture of Forestry, which has held meetings throughout the state to inform farmers of the guidelines and application process to receive some of the grant money.
Farmers must have crop loss totaling at least $10,000 and pre-storm revenue of $25,000 in the years since 2014 to be eligible.
Crop loss must amount to a minimum of $10,000 as calculated by the crop-loss calculator. Eligible crops include: cotton, corn, grain sorghum, rice, hay, soybeans, sweet potatoes, sugarcane, strawberries, and wheat. Crawfish and cattle are also included.
To review the guidelines, go to
Applications will be available online July 26.