The governor of Illinois is pleading with the federal government to help farmers impacted by historic flooding.
Governor J.B. Pritzker is urging Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue for a disaster declaration.
Winter snow melt followed by relentless heavy rain put the normal planting season far behind. It also caused rivers to hit historic levels.
The declaration will provide access to federal resources for farmers and agri-businesses in all 102 counties in Illinois.
This story was originally published on July 2, 2019.