Governor Lamont Proclaims U.S. Division of Agriculture Designates New London and Windham Counties as Main Pure Catastrophe Areas Resulting from Drought
Hartford, Middlesex, and Tolland Counties Designated as Contiguous Counties; Farmers in Authorised Areas are Eligible for Apply for Emergency Loans Resulting from Manufacturing Losses
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont at present introduced that he has acquired notification from U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas J. Vilsack that New London and Windham counties have been designed by the federal company as major pure catastrophe areas as a result of latest drought. Moreover, Hartford, Middlesex, and Tolland counties have been designated as contiguous counties below the declaration.
The designation makes farm operators in major counties and people counties contiguous to such major counties eligible to be thought-about for sure help from the Farm Service Company (FSA), supplied eligibility necessities are met. This help contains FSA emergency loans. Farmers in eligible counties have eight months from the date of the declaration to use for emergency loans. FSA considers every emergency mortgage software by itself deserves, taking into consideration the extent of manufacturing losses on the farm and the safety and reimbursement of the operator.
“This ongoing drought has definitely precipitated numerous manufacturing losses for Connecticut farmers, and this federal designation will present a lot wanted monetary help for our agricultural trade and the roles it helps,” Governor Lamont stated. “I recognize Secretary Vilsack and the Biden administration for approving this designation. I strongly encourage any farmers in these designated counties who skilled losses to achieve out to their native Farm Service Company workplace for info on help which may be out there.”
“Connecticut’s agricultural producers proceed to face unpredictable climate patterns from flooding to drought,” Connecticut Agricultural Commissioner Bryan P. Hurlburt stated. “We encourage all producers to report losses to their native FSA workplace, as that knowledge is important to receiving catastrophe declarations, which give the mandatory sources to make sure the viability of agriculture in our state for seasons to come back.”
Farmers excited by making use of for the help should contact their native Farm Service Company workplace.
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