Checklist for Declaring Disaster Print

Checklist:  USDA Emergency Programs

Note:  A Presidential Disaster Declaration (Stafford Act) is not required for the USDA Emergency Programs.

  1. The Wyoming Department of Agriculture (WYDA), in cooperation with the Wyoming State Farm Service Agency (FSA), will poll each of the counties and determine if they have disaster damage. - - (WYDA)
  2. The Wyoming Department of Agriculture will advise the Governor of the potential for a state disaster declaration. - - (WYDA)
  3. The Wyoming Department of Agriculture will request disaster declaration from each county with significant damage including county preliminary damage assessment data.   - - (WYDA)
  4. All agricultural producers should be advised to contact the County Farm Service Agency Office for further information about available/requested programs. - - (State FSA Office)
  5. The Wyoming Department of Agriculture will prepare a State Disaster Declaration for the Governor’s signature listing affected counties and the programs requested. - - (WYDA)
  6. Sign the State Disaster Declaration and forward to the Secretary of Agriculture. - - (Governor’s Office)
  7. Upon receipt of the State Disaster Declaration, the Secretary of Agriculture will request a damage assessment from the Wyoming State Farm Service Agency Office. - - (State FSA Office)
  8. Upon authorization of USDA Emergency Programs, each agricultural producer will apply for and receive assistance through the County Farm Service Agency Office. - - (County FSA Offices)

Note:  The FSA Administrator may authorize EM loan assistance to cover physical losses only, or for counties declared as disaster areas by the president or designated by the Secretary of Agriculture, FSA can provide EM loan assistance to help cover production and physical losses.