You do not have to face a disaster alone. Many members of the alpaca industry have survived disasters and are there to help. They have “weathered the storms” so to speak. Get in touch with them. They have proven advice and are willing to share it with you.

If a farm has suffered a loss due to disaster, it may be eligible for assistance under one or more of the following Farm Service Agency programs.

Emergency Conservation Program provides emergency funding for farmers to rehabilitate farmland damaged by wind, erosion, floods, or other disasters.

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program provides financial assistance to eligible producers affected by natural disasters, and covers non-insurable crop losses and planting prevented by disasters.

Emergency Loan Assistance Program provides emergency loans to help you recover from production and physical losses due to drought, floods, other natural disasters, or quarantine.

Emergency Haying and Grazing Assistance Program provides emergency haying and grazing of certain Conservation Reserve Program acreage in areas suffering from weather-related disasters.

Contact your local county extension service or your local farm service agency for more information about these programs.