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DISASTER ASSISTANCE
(2007-11-27)
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THE U.S. AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT HAS DESIGNATED
12 MICHIGAN COUNTIES PRIMARY NATURAL DISASTER AREAS.
THE DESIGNATION COMES AFTER TORNADOES, HAIL, HEAVY RAINS AND
HIGH WINDS ROARED ACROSS THE STATE FROM MAY THROUGH SEPTEMBER.
ACTING AGRICULTURE SECRETARY CHUCK CONNER SAYS FARMERS CAN SEEK
LOW-INTEREST EMERGENCY LOANS FROM THE FARM SERVICE AGENCY.
AUTHORITIES WILL CONSIDER THE EXTENT OF LOSSES IN MAKING LOANS.
THE COUNTIES ARE BERRIEN, EATON, GRAND TRAVERSE, INGHAM,
ISABELLA, KALAMAZOO, LEELANAU, MIDLAND, OTTAWA, ST. JOSEPH,
SHIAWASSEE AND VAN BUREN.
THE DEPARTMENT DECLARED ALL 83 COUNTIES A DISASTER AREA EARLIER
THIS MONTH BECAUSE OF DROUGHT LAST SUMMER THAT AFFECTED CORN,
SOYBEANS AND OTHER CROPS.


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