JEFFERSON CITY — Farmers in about two-thirds of Missouri's counties may be eligible for aid because of a federal disaster declaration for water and wind damage.
Gov. Jay Nixon said Thursday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared a disaster as a result of rain, winds and flooding that occurred between Feb. 1 and July 31.
Farmers may qualify for federal emergency loans or payments.
The agricultural disaster declaration covers 28 primary counties, plus 47 counties located next to them.