Thursday, November 8, 2018

Farmers In Delaware, Philadelphia Counties Can Apply For Natural Disaster Relief Funding

Gov. Tom Wolf Thursday notified farmland owners in Philadelphia and Delaware counties that they are eligible to receive disaster relief funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
“This year was unprecedented and unpredictable, with weather conditions that challenged farmers across the state,” said Gov. Wolf. “This funding will be crucial to help those producers protect their investments and recoup some of their losses. I encourage anyone eligible in Philadelphia or Delaware counties to apply for this valuable federal relief.”
The funding will help with losses caused by disasters that occurred during the 2018 crop year, such as excessive heat and drought. It is the result of a Secretarial disaster declaration and can include emergency loans from the federal Farm Service Agency.
Eligible farmers can apply for loans for up to eight months after a Secretarial disaster declaration, and should contact their local FSA office for assistance.
More information is available by visiting the USDA’s Disaster Assistance Programs webpage,  including county lists and maps.

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