Disaster Information

***NEW*** FROST/FREEZE DAMAGE APRIL 2022

During the week of April 8-17, 2022, parts of the San Diego region experienced below freezing temperatures that resulted in frost and may have caused crop damage. The Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measures (AWM) is gathering data regarding any crop damage that growers may have experienced during the frost/freeze event. Linked below is a form where you can report damages experienced due to the freezing temperatures. Please complete the form and either mail back to:

 

Department of Agriculture, Weights and Measure

9325 Hazard Way, STE 100

San Diego, CA 92123-1217

or email to sdcawm@sdcounty.ca.gov. The information reported is confidential and will be used to compile estimate damage assessment costs in order to qualify San Diego County for emergency assistance.

 

If you have experienced damage, you may also reach out to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Farm Services Agency (FSA) for potential resources and support. FSA can be reached at (760)-347-3675 and their office is located in Indio but they do have a local office at 800 Canterbury St., Escondido, CA and they will schedule appointments to meet growers at this location. Growers can also reach out the FSA loan department based in Bakersfield at (661)-281-2755 and ask to speak to Sherrie Hodges, a farm loan consultant.

2022 Frost Damage Agricultural Assessment Form


USDA Drought Disaster Designation

On April 8, 2022, the U.S. Department of Agriculture granted a Secretarial disaster designation for San Diego County due to the drought. The USDA’s Farm Service’s Agency (FSA) and the US Small Business Administration (SBA) have resources available for drought assistance. For more information on this please refer to following handout on FSA’s Emergency Loan Program or visit their FSA’s website linked below.  Please also see the handout on SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans or visit SBA’s website linked below.  If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the Farm Service Agency local County Executive Office at (760)-347-3675 and the SBA at 1-800-659-2955 or disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

FSA Emergency Loan Handout

FSA Emergency Loan Information

FSA Emergency Loan Website

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Handout

SBA Economic Disaster Loans Website

On 1/20/2022, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator authorized the processing of FSA emergency loans for Severe Physical Losses Only. This action is a result of Drought that occurred 1/1/2021-9/20/2021, and includes the primary Pauma and Yuima Tribal Lands and the contiguous County of San Diego.

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is providing the enclosed information regarding this authorization. Please inform potential applicants throughout your county.

Cal OES and Small Business Declaration of Disaster

Cal OES and USDA Declaration of Disaster

USDA Notification of Loss Information

Small Business Administration Notification of Loss Information


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NEW! Drought Assistance

CDFA and USDA  are providing resources to drought impacted farmers and ranchers. Please visit California Drought Assistance for more information


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USDA Farm Service Agency Emergency Loans

USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) provides emergency loans to help producers recover from production and physical losses due to drought, flooding, other natural disasters or quarantine. Please see the linked form FSA Emergency Loan Program and feel free to visit their website for more information.

If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to the Farm Service Agency local County Executive Office at (760)-347-3675. FSA office hours are 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. FSA office located at 900 Canterbury Place, Escondido, CA 92025.

USDA California Farm Service Agency Opens Office Space in San Diego County to Assists Farmers and Ranchers Needs.  FSA office hours are 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. FSA office located at 900 Canterbury Place, Escondido, CA 92025.  Please see this press release for more information.