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Farmers in Burnet and Llano counties affected by the region’s excessive heat are eligible for emergency loans through the Farm Service Agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The deadline to apply is Sept. 3. 

The emergency loans can be used to aid various recovery efforts for farmers, including replacing essential items such as equipment or livestock, reorganizing a farming operation, or refinancing certain debts.

The pair of Hill Country counties are two of 64 Texas counties eligible for relief. The loans follow months of hot, dry temperatures that have impacted farming operations statewide.

Loan applications are online.

To file a Notice of Loss or ask questions about available programs, contact your local USDA Service Center by calling 512-756-4651 in Burnet County or 325-247-5154 in Llano County.


Learn more about available farm loans and eligibility requirements and receive instructional help by visiting the USDA’s farm loan assistance, disaster assistance discovery, and loan assistance tools.