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Gov. Pence Requesting Disaster Declaration Due To Crop Damage
Updated August 2, 2015 11:06 AM | Filed under: Agriculture
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(UNDATED) - Monroe County and Brown, Greene, Jackson and Monroe, are among the 53 counties included in a letter sent earlier this week to the U.S. Department of Agriculture requesting a disaster declaration due to crop damage and losses caused by flooding and excessive rain since May 1.

"Recent and unprecedented heavy rainfall across our state has had a significant impact on the yield of Indiana crops and our Hoosier farmers," Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, who sent the letter, says in a press release. "As promised, our administration has been closely monitoring this situation and, in coordination with the Indiana Farm Service Agency, has determined federal emergency loan assistance is both prudent and warranted. Hoosier farmers can be assured that we will continue to keep a close eye on the long-term effects of this year's heavy rains and, as needed, work to identify additional help for those in our state's agriculture industry."

Under a disaster designation, low interest emergency loans will be made available to all producers suffering losses in their county.

Also, counties contiguous to disaster-designated counties are eligible for relief as well.

Hoosier farmers are encouraged to continue to submit crop damage reports to their county FSA offices as the disaster event is ongoing and continued monitoring is necessary to determine if additional counties should be added to the declaration request.



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