Luetkemeyer Announces District Disaster Assistance

8 years 1 month 3 weeks ago Wednesday, August 25 2010 Aug 25, 2010 Wednesday, August 25, 2010 5:35:11 AM CDT August 25, 2010 in News
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Small farmer and Agriculture Committee member US Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer announced farmers in all 25 counties of the 9th District of Missouri are eligible for Agriculture Department disaster assistance due to losses caused by excessive rainfall, flash flooding, flooding and high winds that occurred between February 1 through July 15.

The counties eligible to be considered for Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans and the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program (SURE) are: Adair, Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Camden, Clark, Crawford, Franklin, Gasconade, Knox, Lewis, Macon, Maries, Marion, Miller, Monroe, Montgomery, Osage, Pike, Ralls, Randolph, Scotland, Shelby, St. Charles and Warren.

Regarding emergency loans, FSA will consider each application on its own merit by taking into account the extent of losses, security available and repayment ability. Local FSA offices can provide affected farmers and ranchers with additional information.

"It is critical that our farm families in the 9th District have the tools they need to help recover from the extreme conditions they have faced this year," Luetkemeyer said. "I am pleased the Agriculture Department has provided the opportunity for assistance."

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