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Illinois farmers to receive disaster assistance

illinois disaster reliefSPRINGFIELD—Illinois farmers facing lower yields and damaged crops from this summer’s record rainfall and flooding received good news this week.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture granted Illinois’ request for disaster designation in 87 Illinois counties, and 14 received the added designation of contiguous disaster counties for severe losses due to rain and flooding.

Farmers who believe they may be eligible for assistance should contact their county Farm Service Agency office for financial assistance.

Loan applications are considered on a case-by-case basis, taking into account the extent of losses, security available and the applicant’s repayment ability. Farmers who have questions should contact the state FSA office at (217) 241-6600.

The USDA determined which counties were eligible based on Loss Assessment Reports filed by individual farmers.

The 19 members of the Illinois congressional delegation signed a letter to President Obama to endorse a request from the governor for this designation.

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