Nixon to ask Agency for Damage Assessments

8 years 3 months 1 week ago Friday, July 08 2011 Jul 8, 2011 Friday, July 08, 2011 1:31:00 PM CDT July 08, 2011 in News
By: Jonathan Ketz

JEFFERSON CITY - Governor Jay Nixon asked the Farm Service Agency (FSA) Friday to do damage assessments for 27 Missouri counties. Some of the counties involved are Moniteau, Montgomery, Osage, Cole, Boone, and Howard. Total, 25 of the counties are along the Missouri River.

This is the first step in declaring counties as primary disaster areas. That's where at least 30 percent of the estimated yield of a single crop is lost. This could allow farmers hurt by the flood to ask for assistance loans. Farmers have to first apply with the FSA.

Farmers in counties near ones that are in the primary disaster areas could be eligible as well.

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