U.S. Rep. Kind: Urges Wisconsin farmers to report crop damage following flooding and severe storms

Contact: Aaron White
Phone: 202-225-5506
Aaron.White@mail.house.gov

La Crosse – Following the extensive flooding in La Crosse, Monroe, Vernon, Crawford, Richland, Juneau and Adams counties, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind is urging farmers to contact his office for assistance when working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and to report crop damage to the Farm Service Agency.

“The damage from this week’s flooding has the potential to destroy acres of crops and farm land in Wisconsin,” said Rep. Ron Kind. “I urge our farmers to contact my office for assistance when working with the USDA, and to report all crop damage to Farm Service Agency as quickly as possible. The programs available to farmers can only be utilized if the Farm Service Agency has the proper documentation of the severity of damage to our farms. If you or someone you know is looking for help or has questions, please call my office at 1-888-442-8040.”

A list of county Farm Service Agency offices can be found here, or below:

La Crosse County Farm Service Agency Office:
Phone: (608) 782-0180 ext 2
Address:
La Crosse County Farm Service Agency
1107 Riders Club Rd
Onalaska, WI 54650

Monroe County Farm Service Agency Office:
Phone: (608) 269-8136 ext 2
Address:
Monroe County Farm Service Agency
820 Industrial Dr
Sparta, WI 54656

Vernon County Farm Service Agency Office:
Phone: (608) 637-2183 ext 2 (dial ext 201 after for emergencies)
Address:
Vernon County Farm Service Agency
220 Airport Rd
Viroqua, WI 54665

Crawford County Farm Service Agency Office:
Phone: (608) 326-7179 ext 2
Address:
Crawford County Farm Service Agency
37500 Us Highway 18 Ste 2
Prairie Du Chien, WI 53821

Richland County Farm Service Agency Office:
Phone: (608) 647-8874 ext 2
Address:
Richland County Farm Service Agency
26136 Executive Lane
Richland Center, WI 53581-4057

Juneau County Farm Service Agency Office:
Phone: (608) 847-7221 ext 2
Address:
Juneau County Farm Service Agency
220 East State Street
Mauston, WI 53948

Adams County Farm Service Agency Office:
Phone:
 (608) 296-2815 ext 2
Address:
Marquette County Farm Service Agency
438 Industrial Drive Ste 1
Westfield, WI 53964

If the county FSA office deems the county eligible for emergency assistance, the USDA will offer programs to farmers and livestock owners impacted by excessive rain, storms, flooding and other natural disasters. The programs available include: the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP), which can assist with replacing fencing, farm pond/dam repairs, and debris/silt removal; the Emergency Livestock Assistance Program (ELAP), which can assist livestock producers that lost stored feeds due to flooding, and the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP), which can compensate for livestock deaths due to flooding.

Rep. Kind’s office can help Wisconsinites work with federal agencies after flooding and severe weather. More information can be found by calling toll-free: 1-888-442-8040 or by visiting kind.house.gov.  Residents are also encouraged to report damage to homes and property by calling 211, or their county emergency management offices.

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