Oregon farmers, ranchers can apply for second round of disaster assistance funding

SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ) — On Tuesday, the Oregon Department of Agriculture opened a second round of applications for the Oregon Disaster Assistance Program.

Oregon farmers and ranchers may apply for assistance from the remaining pool of about $19.5 million. ODAP applications are available through participating lending institutions.
The lenders are familiar with agriculture and are now accepting applications through July 19. To apply please contact one of the lending institutions below:

ODA launched the first round of ODAP applications on May 9. The deadline to apply was June 3. The participating lending institutions report 244 loans were issued during the first-round totaling $16,286.420. Of the loans issued, 147 were distributed to small farms or historically underserved. The average loan amount was $66,747.

ODAP Summary (as of June 21, 2022)

County Applicants Award* County Applicants Award*
Baker 4 $103,715 Lane 2 $66,360
Clackamas 17 $782,685 Linn 1 $4,358
Clatsop 1 $150,000 Malheur 18 $1,435,050
Columbia 1 $13,534 Marion 23 $1,465,362
Crook 4 $56,304 Morrow 6 $294,822
Curry 2 $300,000 Multinomah 3 $239,883
Deschutes 3 $306,181 Polk 2 $150,132
Douglas 2 $27,676 Tellamook 5 $294,751
Grant 2 $102,402 Umatilla 9 $576,159
Harney 8 $224,663 Union 7 $307,032
Hood River 7 $639,070 Wallowa 9 $522,171
Jackson 14 $826,414 Wasco 15th $1,167,235
Jefferson 42 $3,165,370 Washington 6 $396,410
Josephine 1 $4,167 Wheeler 3 $155,464
Klamath 21 $1,938,005 Yamhill 5 $421,046
Lake 1 $150,000
No approved applications were received from Coos, Benton, Lincoln, Gilliam, and Sherman Counties.
Award Amount by Farming Activity
Farming activity Applicants Award*
Oilseed and Grain Farming 18 $1,512,671
Vegetable and Melon Farming 12 $1,1,29,645
Fruit and Nut Tree Farming 56 $3,949,744
Greenhouse, Nursey and Floriculture Production 1 $97,012
Other Crop Framing (hay, grass seed, mint, hops, hemp, etc) 50 $4,037,252
Beef Cattle Ranching 76 $3,624,057
Cattle Feedlot 4 $250,148
Dairy Cattle and Milk Production 19 $1,460,687
Hog and Pig Farming 3 $49,765
Sheep and Goat Farming 3 $122,395
Other Animal Production (equine, alpaca/llama, bison, worm, etc) 2 $53,042

ODAP requirements and eligibility remains the same in the second round.

Eligibility for ODAP is determined by

  • percent loss in 2021
  • measured against an operation’s 3-year average income
  • with a maximum payment of $125,000 or $150,000.
    Size of operation in acres, sales, or other metrics are not a factor for eligibility.

ODA created ODAP using a $40 million investment from the Oregon Legislature to assist farmers and ranchers who suffered financial losses during one or more of the natural disasters that hit the state in 2021. ODAP is designed to complement the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) disaster assistance programs. Federal programs are accepting applications and the USDA’s Disaster Tool can help navigate farmers and ranchers through the process.

For more information about the ODAP application process, a sample application, and answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ) please visit ODA’s ODAP webpage oda.direct/ODAP. All materials are also available in Spanish.

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