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Governor Rauner’s Request for Agricultural Disaster Declaration Approved

Federal assistance available for farmers impacted by heavy rainfall and flooding

SPRINGFIELD, IL—(ENEWSPF)--August 12, 2015. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has granted the request of Governor Rauner for disaster designation in 87 Illinois counties and 14 contiguous counties that suffered losses due to rain and flooding this year.

“Illinois has suffered a lot of storm and rain damage throughout this Spring and Summer,” Rauner said. “I am pleased our request for federal assistance was granted and encourage farmers throughout these counties to contact their local Farm Service Agency for questions.”

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