Disaster Declared for Farmers in 29 Counties

1 decade 3 years 2 weeks ago Friday, February 02 2007 Feb 2, 2007 Friday, February 02, 2007 5:12:45 PM CST February 02, 2007 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Governor Blunt says farmers in 29 counties are eligible for loans to make up for agriculture losses in recent ice storms. Blunt says the US Department of Agriculture approved his request to declare the counties natural disaster areas. That makes them available for Farm Service Agency emergency physical loss loans. The declaration covers Barry, Barton, Camden, Christian, Cole, Crawford, Dade, Dallas, Franklin, Gasconade, Greene, Hickory, Jasper, Laclede, Lawrence, Maries, McDonald, Miller, Moniteau, Newton, Osage, Phelps, Polk, Pulaski, St. Clair, Stone, Warren, Webster and Wright counties. Another 20 counties were named contiguous disaster areas, so farmers there may also qualify for FSA loss loans. Those counties are Bates, Benton, Boone, Callaway, Cedar, Cooper, Dent, Douglas, Henry, Iron, Jefferson, Lincoln, Montgomery, Morgan, St. Charles, St. Louis, Taney, Texas, Vernon and Washington counties.

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