Governor Quinn activated the Drought Response Task Force to monitor the conditions of the state’s water resources and coordinate the state’s response to drought impacts. By sharing information on this website, our aim is to help Illinois residents make smart choices in response to drought conditions. Please share your comments, questions and ideas in the feedback section at the bottom of the page. We will continue to update this page with more FAQ's, so please check back for additional information. Thank you for your interest.
There are two methods by which a county meets United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) qualifications for Secretarial disaster designation:
A producer who lives in a county that has not received this status should contact their county Farm Service Agency (FSA) office for assistance.
To date, 81 counties have received this emergency designation. Please see map to view counties and to review guidelines. Counties who have not received this designation should contact their county Farm Service Agency (FSA) office for assistance.