Governor’s request for agricultural disaster declaration is approved

    Farmers in Cass, Schuyler and Brown counties who were impacted by heavy rainfall  and flood this year may be eligible for federal assistance.
    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) granted the request of Governor Rauner for disaster designation in 87 Illinois counties and 14 contiguous counties that suffered losses due to rain and flooding this year, according to an announcement Aug. 12.
    “Illinois has suffered a lot of storm and rain damage throughout this spring and summer,” Rauner said. “I am pleased our request for federal assistance was granted and encourage farmers throughout these counties to contact their local Farm Service Agency for questions.”

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