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Oregon Agriculture

​​How prepared is your farm for a major natural disaster, disease outbreak, or accident?

You can improve your farm's ability to cope with a disaster:

  • Develop a business continuity plan that describes how you will continue to operate after a major disruption
  • Enroll in insurance programs appropriate to your operation
  • Learn more about business continuity planning and disaster assistance by visiting the resources below

USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA)

The USDA FSA has offices around Oregon to best serve Oregon farmers and ranchers. FSA administers USDA a variety of programs to help farmers, ranchers, communities, and businesses that have been hard hit by natural disaster events. Below you’ll find available FSA programs; visit for additional USDA programs that can help agricultural producers recover.

Disaster assistance

Extension Disaster Education Network

Federal disaster information clearing house

Disaster assistance website

Find your local USDA Service Center

USDA Service Centers locator

IRS Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief

IRS Disaster Assistance

Oregon Office of Emergency Management

Oregon Office of Emergency Management

Penn State disaster planning tool for agriculture

Disaster and defense preparedness for production agriculture. ReadyAg disaster preparedness workbook

USDA Disaster Resource Center - Pests and Animal Disease

USDA FSA Disaster Assistance programs

Farm Service Agency Disaster Assistance

​​​Drought information

Drought information from Oregon Water Resources

Drought information

Governor's Drought Watch in Oregon

State of Oregon policy office on drought. State of Oregon Drought Watch

Oregon Health Authority: Public health information about drought

Drought in Oregon

Oregon State University drought resources for livestock producers

Livestock water management during a drought

Oregon Water Resources Department: Saving water on the farm or ranch

Tips to save water on the farm or ranch

U.S. Drought Monitor

Regularly updated drought map for the state of Oregon. State of Oregon drought map

USDA Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

In response to historic drought conditions, USDA is offering $41.8 million through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) to help agricultural producers in Arizona, California, Colorado and Oregon alleviate the immediate impacts of drought and other natural resource challenges on working lands. Apply by July 12, 2021. USDA to Invest $41.8 Million in Conservation Assistance

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Drought Resources

USDA NRCS drought resources

​Stress assistance

Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network

Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network

Farmer Resource Network from Farm Aid

Connect with helpful services, resources and opportunities specific to your individual needs.Farm Aid Hotline
Farmer Resource Network

National Farmers Union Farm Crisis Center

A compilation of resources to help farmers through stressful times. Farm Crisis Center

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support.1-800-273-8255
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website

Western Regional Agricultural Stress Assistance Program

A network that assists farmers, ranchers, and other agriculture-related workers in times of stress. Western Regional Agricultural Stress Assistance





Karla Valness
Senior Policy Advisor
635 Capitol Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-986-4554