Missouri to get disaster aid from federal agriculture officials

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 | 2:30 p.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — Farmers in 55 Missouri counties are eligible for federal assistance because of flooding and high winds.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday that farmers in those counties could be eligible for assistance through the Farm Service Agency. The Missouri governor's office had requested the disaster assistance.

Earlier this month, federal officials granted Missouri's request for disaster assistance to more than two dozen counties. That declaration allowed local governments to be reimbursed for 75 percent of their costs of repairing storm-related damage.


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