South Jersey Farmers May Be Eligible for Federal Assistance

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MILLVILLE - According to Congressman Donald Norcross, South Jersey farmers who endured weather-related crop losses during the spring and summer of 2015 may be eligible for federal assistance.
Due to drought conditions, excessive heat, excessive rain, flash flooding, and high winds the Department of Agriculture Secretary, Tom Vilsack, declared natural disasters in Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester, and other areas in South Jersey. The disaster designations make local farmers eligible for certain assistance, such as emergency loans, through the Farm Service Agency.
The Farm Service Agency provides assistance for loss that takes place as a result of a natural disaster.
“South Jersey is home to the best summer produce. Our blueberries and sweet corn are the best in the world," Congressman Donald Norcross. "When our farmers suffer, we all suffer. This action by Secretary Vilsack will help our farmers get the assistance they need to recover from a season packed with damaging weather events.”
For more information about the Farm Service Agency’s Disaster Assistance Program visit their website at http://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/disaster-assistance-program/index.

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