Flood recovery efforts underway for McKenzie County

 Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and the North Dakota Department of Agriculture are working with the Department of Emergency Services to help individuals impacted by the flooding in McKenzie County.

The United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency has approved the use of the Emergency Conservation Program, which provides a 75 percent cost share for the restoration and repair of agricultural lands impacted by disaster events.

The Bank of North Dakota is in process of seeking approval to implement the AgPACE buydown loan program, which can provide loans to farmers that suffered extraordinary losses; and the Rebuilders Loan Program, which would help offset the costs associated with rebuilding or repairing residences.

The Mckenzie County emergency manager Karolin Jappe said at least 1,400 of those acres impacted by the flood are unable to be planted and of the 29 homes affected, nine are completely destroyed.

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