Emergency & Disaster Resources

Farm & Small Business Resources

Ready Ag - Disaster and Defense Preparedness for Production Agriculture

The Ready Ag workbook helps farmers and ranchers plan for and manage disasters that can occur on their operation.

USDA: Farm Service Agency (FSA) has Disaster Assistance Programs for farmers.

  • Contact your local FSA to report damage within 30 days of disaster.
  • For those interested in FSA disaster programs: Do NOT clean up any debris until FSA is able to look at the damage and debris.
  • Take lots of pictures to document all of the damage!
  • Only restore the fences that need to be restored immediately (meaning fencing to keep livestock on the property).

McDonald & Newton County FSA: 417-451-1007

USDA Livestock Forage Disaster Program

(LFP) Eligibility Fact Sheet.pdf

The 2014 Farm Bill authorized the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) to provide compensation to eligible livestock producers who have suffered grazing losses for covered livestock on land that is native or improved pastureland with permanent vegetative cover or is planted specifically for grazing. The grazing losses must be due to a qualifying drought condition during the normal grazing period for the county.

This program is triggered by a drought intensity of D2 or greater, as reported by the U.S. Drought Monitor 

McDonald & Newton County FSA: 417-451-1007

Web Resources


MU Extension - Emergency Management

MU Extension - Emergency Management - Flood Resources

CDC - Floods

MO DOT Traveler Map

USDA- Keeping Food Safe During & After an Emergency


Facebook Resources

National Weather Service - Springfield, MO

McDonald County Emergency Management Agency

McDonald County Extension

McDonald County Info

Flooding-McDonald County & Any Surrounding Areas

City of Pineville

City of Anderson

City of Noel

City of Goodman