December 2016
In the News

2016 USDA Drought Assistance Programs Available to Eligible Alabama Farmers

As of Oct. 20, 2016, 32 counties in Alabama have been designated as primary natural disaster areas and 15 additional counties are classified as contiguous counties by the U.S. Department of Agriculture because of the recent drought.

Due to a significant number of counties impacted by drought conditions, several drought assistance programs are now offered by the USDA. Programs offered by USDA- Farm Service Agency are:


Commissioner John McMillan of the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries is encouraging producers impacted by the drought to contact their local USDA-FSA office regarding eligibility of available programs.

"We want to make certain Alabama producers are aware of all program opportunities offered by USDA-FSA due to losses as a result of the drought," McMillan said.

For contact information to various USDA-FSA county offices in Alabama where producers can inquire about additional program details, visit

For more information on how to reach your county USDA-FSA office, contact Hassey Brooks at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 334-240-3877.