Under the state
Farmers in the covered counties can qualify for emergency aid, including loans, depending on eligibility requirements.
"If the wet weather put a damper on your growing season, I encourage you to check with your local
"If you drive around
Kovach, a livestock farmer in
"I have a lot of neighbors who have had marginal crops," he said. "And a lot of crops were never planted."
Often, when weather conditions delay planting to the point where a longer growing season crop like corn becomes impractical, farmers often plant what's called a "cover crop," plants that mature more quickly. But Kovach said crop insurance providers sometimes require planters to grow corn in corn fields, "even if it was fruitless to do it."
With the disaster declaration, farmers will be able to get help. Kovach called that "great news."
"Hopefully, this gives farmers a shot at remaining solvent," he said.
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