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USDA seeks Missouri damage assessments

Friday, May 13, 2011 | 4:26 p.m. CDT

ST. LOUIS — Officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture are assessing damage throughout Missouri from recent storms and floods. State officials said Friday that counties have until May 20 to report damages and losses to the USDA.

Gov. Jay Nixon's request for damage assessments is the first step toward declaring counties as primary disaster areas, defined as those that lose at least 30 percent of the estimated yield of a single crop or where farmers suffer production losses greater than 30 percent.

A disaster designation would allow for assistance to eligible farmers by USDA's Farm Service Agency.

Nixon requested damage assessments in 56 Missouri counties, mostly in eastern and southern Missouri.


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