Disaster aid authorized for Missouri farmers

Thursday, October 22, 2009 | 1:34 p.m. CDT

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.


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