Brock McCleary (202) 225-2576

Disaster Assistance Available to all 10 Counties in Tenth District

Production losses caused by drought and excessive heat

Washington, Nov 10 -

Today, Congressman Patrick McHenry announced that all 10 counties comprising the Tenth District have qualified for federal loan assistance stemming from the drought and excessive heat experienced in 2008.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has determined that there were sufficient agriculture production losses to warrant a disaster designation across the Tenth District.  This designation makes farm operators in Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mitchell, and Rutherford Counties eligible for consideration of low-interest emergency loans from USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA).

For more information, farmer operators are encouraged to contact their local FSA offices.

Avery County:

FSA Farm Loan Office for Appraiser

140 Cranberry Street

Newland, NC 28657

(828) 733-7010

Burke & Caldwell Counties:

Burke County Farm Service Agency

130 Ammons Drive

Morganton, NC 28655

(828) 439-9727 ext 2

Catawba County:

Catawba County Farm Service Agency

1175 S. Brady Avenue

Newton, NC 28658

(828) 464-1382 ext 2

Cleveland County:

Cleveland County Farm Service Agency

844 Wallace Grove Drive

Shelby, NC 28150

(704) 471-0235 ext 2

Gaston & Lincoln Counties:

Gaston County Farm Service Agency

1303 Dallas Cherryville Highway

Dallas, NC 28034

(704) 922-3806

Iredell County:

Iredell County Farm Service Agency

444 Bristol Drive

Statesville, NC 28677

(704) 872-5061

Mitchell County:

Mitchell County Farm Service Agency

11943 S. 226 Highway

Spruce Pine, NC 28777

(828) 765-5049 ext 2

Rutherford County:

Rutherford County Farm Service Agency

121 Laurel Drive

Rutherfordton, NC 28139

(828) 287-4220