Farmers in 105 Missouri counties impacted by severe weather eligible for low-interest loans and other assistance
Farmers in 105 Missouri counties that suffered losses from severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding from mid-May to late July are now eligible for low-interest loans and other federal assistance for those losses, Gov. Jay Nixon announced. That eligibility comes after the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a natural disaster area designation on Aug. 18.
“The scope of this declaration by USDA demonstrates how the severe weather most of Missouri experienced earlier this spring and summer hit farmers especially hard,” Gov. Nixon said.
A disaster designation allows