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USDA Designates Cumb. Co. as Natural Disaster Area
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Cumberland County as a primary natural disaster area due to losses caused by hail, excessive rain, flooding and high winds that occurred during a May 22 storm. The designation also includes Gloucester and Salem counties, according to Tara Etter of the Farm Service Agency’s New Jersey State Office.

Additionally, farmers and ranchers in Atlantic, Camden and Cape May counties in New Jersey also qualify for natural disaster assistance because their counties and city are contiguous.

With the designation all qualified farmers are eligible for low interest emergency loans from USDA’s Farm Service Agency provided eligibility requirements are met. Farmers in eligible counties have eight months from the date of the declaration (June 18) to apply for loans to help cover part of their actual losses.

For more information farmers can contact their local USDA Service Centers for further information on eligibility requirements and application procedures, or visit http://disaster.fsa.usda.gov
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