USDA declares agricultural disaster in Illinois


After Governor JB Pritzker’s July 3rd request in the wake of historic flooding across the state, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared an agriculture disaster is all 102 Illinois counties.

Pritzker says farmers have experienced months of hardship due to extreme weather across the state.

For farmers and agri-businesses who experienced an unprecedented spring planting season, this disaster declaration will provide new federal resources to aid recovery efforts.

Low-interest FSA emergency loans may be used to restore or replace essential property, cover production costs, pay essential family living expenses, reorganize the family farming operation or refinance certain non-real estate operating debts.

More information about FSA emergency loans, including applications for impacted residence, can be found here.

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(This story was originally published on August 8, 2019)

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