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    Sunday, August 14, 2022

    Farmers can apply for Hurricane Ida disaster aid

    Parts of Connecticut, including New London County, are in line for federal disaster assistance as a result of Hurricane Ida in September.

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved an agriculture disaster declaration, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Tuesday.

    Assistance from the Farm Service Agency will "cover production losses from the storm, such as emergency loans, provided that eligibility requirements are met," a news release from Lamont's office reads. "While Middlesex and New London are named as primary counties in the declaration, the other four are named as contiguous disaster counties, making farmers in all six of those named counties eligible for assistance."

    Farmers who would like to apply for assistance can contact the nearest Farm Service Agency Office; there is one at 238 West Town St. in Norwich.

    Farmers in all of Connecticut's counties also still can apply for federal relief related to Tropical Storm Elsa.

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