UCCE Sonoma County
University of California
UCCE Sonoma County

Disaster Recovery for Ag Operations

Please share


This page is in development.

Recovering from Wildfire 
resource pages by UCANR. 

Documenting Disaster Losses - Rural Advancement Foundation International, USA

Farmers Legal Action Group (FLAG) - a nonprofit law center dedicated to providing legal services and support to family farmers and their communities in order to help keep family farmers on the land. Site contains helpful information for navigating disaster assistance.

Farmers' Guide to Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) - Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) provides assistance to people who normally would not qualify for unemployment benefits. This includes farmers. FLAG, 9/2017.

Fires & Food Safety by USDA Food Safety & Inspection Service. 2/2013. 

Firewise USA Toolkit by National Fire Protection Association


Price Gouging Facts State of California Department of Justice

What Help is Available for What Types of Disaster Losses? Farm disaster programs tend to be very specific about types of losses covered, find a variety of sources in this document. FLAG, 10/2015.



Government Programs

NRCS Disaster Assistance Programs, publications and resources.

FSA Disaster Assistance Programs at a Glance

Disaster Set-Aside Program (DSA) available to producers who suffered losses as a result of a natural disaster and is intended to relieve immediate and temporary financial stress. USDA FSA

Emergency Asst for Livestock, Honeybee and Farm Raised Fish (ELAP) losses due to disease, adverse weather or other conditions, such as blizzards and wildfires, not covered by other agricultural disaster assistance programs. USDA FSA

Emergency Forest Restoration Program (EFRP) provides payments to eligible owners of nonindustrial private forest (NIPF) land in order to carry out emergency measures to restore land damaged by a natural disaster. USDA FSA

Emergency Loan Program to help producers recover from production and physical losses due to drought, flooding, other natural disasters or quarantine. USDA FSA

Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) grazing losses due to a qualifying drought condition during the normal grazing period for the county. USDA FSA

Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) livestock deaths in excess of normal mortality caused by eligible loss conditions, including eligible adverse weather, eligible disease and eligible attacks. USDA FSA

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)  financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops to protect against natural disasters that result in lower yields or crop losses, or prevents crop planting. USDA FSA

Tree Assistance Program (TAP) eligible orchardists and nursery tree growers to replant or rehabilitate eligible trees, bushes, and vines lost by natural disasters. USDA FSA

Farm Service Agency Programs


University of California Cooperative Extension, Sonoma County
133 Aviation Blvd Suite 109, Santa Rosa, CA 95403  Phone: 707.565.2621  Fax: 707.565.2623
Office Hours:  M-F, 8am-Noon & 1pm-4pm

Like us on Facebook: UCCE Sonoma                        Follow us on Twitter @UCCESonoma 

Webmaster Email: klgiov@ucanr.edu