McLean County farmers can get emergency loans after USDA natural disaster designation for flash flooding

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a natural disaster designation for McLean County and 11 other counties following heavy rains earlier this year.

Secretary Tom Vilsack’s move allows the USDA Farm Service Agency to provide emergency loans to farmers who have experienced excessive moisture and flash flooding this spring and summer.

“The stability and health of our farming community is critical to the overall health of the Illinois economy,” Governor JB Pritzker said in a statement. the assignment to the provinces working to recover from this year’s floods. These USDA loans will help our farmers return their land and resume the business operations that feed and produce our state. “

Natural disaster designations also include contiguous counties adding DeWitt, Livingston, Logan, Tazewell, and Woodford.

Farmers should contact their local USDA Service Center to inquire or file a Notice of Loss.

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