Connecticut farmlands approved for federal disaster funds due to drought
Connecticut farmlands have been approved for federal aid due to drought disaster conditions, Gov. Ned Lamont announced.
Lamont made the announcement Monday, and says farmers are eligible to apply for emergency loans due to production losses because of the drought.
All eight counties in Connecticut have received disaster declarations from the U.S. Department of Agriculture because of the ongoing drought that has been negatively impacting the region’s farm industry.
The designation means that farmers in the state are eligible to be considered for certain disaster assistance from the Farm Service Agency (FSA), such as emergency loans, provided eligibility requirements are met.
Farmers interested in applying for the assistance should contact their local FSA office, according to the governor.
“Connecticut has been experiencing drought conditions for several months now, and our local farmers are feeling the negative impact from production losses,” Lamont wrote in a press release. “I appreciate the USDA for approving this designation, and I encourage any farmers to contact their local FSA office and apply for assistance.”