FARGO — North Dakota State University Extension and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency are hosting a webinar starting at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, to provide producers with information on available disaster recovery assistance.

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue approved a secretarial disaster declaration request for 47 counties in North Dakota due to the flooding and blizzards, according to Lindsey Abentroth, public affairs/outreach specialist in the North Dakota FSA office.

Producers in all 53 North Dakota counties are eligible for assistance. However, additional documentation will be required from producers in counties not covered in the declaration.

The FSA offers disaster assistance and low-interest loan programs to assist agricultural producers in their recovery efforts following floods, blizzards or similar qualifying natural disasters.

To join the webinar, go to https://zoom.us/j/954766691. You will be asked to provide your email address and name. You should log in a few minutes before the start of the webinar because it will begin promptly at 2 p.m. If you can't join from your computer, call 669-900 6833 or 646-876-9923 and enter webinar ID 954 766 691.

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Additional information about assistance programs can be found at https://www.farmers.gov/recover.