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Governor Rauner issues letter to USDA Secretary Vilsack requesting flood relief.

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Governor Rauner issues letter to USDA Secretary Vilsack requesting flood relief.

Springfield, IL ( KTRS ) Governor Bruce Rauner issued an official letter to USDA Secretary Vilsack Thursday requesting all counties in Illinois experiencing crop damage related to recent flooding be included in a Secretarial Disaster Declaration. Earlier in the week, Director of Agriculture Philip Nelson, joined by U.S. Farm Service Agency officials, toured Iroquois County, […]

Governor Rauner issues letter to USDA Secretary Vilsack requesting flood relief.

Springfield, IL ( KTRS ) Governor Bruce Rauner issued an official letter to USDA Secretary Vilsack Thursday requesting all counties in Illinois experiencing crop damage related to recent flooding be included in a Secretarial Disaster Declaration.

Earlier in the week, Director of Agriculture Philip Nelson, joined by U.S. Farm Service Agency officials, toured Iroquois County, one of the hardest hit areas in the state.

Officials on the ground in Iroquois County estimate nearly 40% of the county’s crops were underwater at one time due to flooding.  A Secretarial Disaster Declaration would provide farmers in designated counties the ability to receive low interest emergency loans if they meet all eligibility requirements.

If your crops have been impacted by recent flooding, contact your federal crop insurance provider. For additional information, contact Illinois State Farm Service Agency at (217) 241-6600.

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