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Breaking news: Blaine, Chouteau county farmers eligible for disaster aid


Blaine, Chouteay county farmers eligible for disaster aid

Farmers in Blaine and Chouteau counties qualify for natural disaster assistance because of heavy rain this fall.

The U.S. Departmejnt of Agriculture Thursday designated Fergus Ciounty as a natural disaster area because of the rain that occurred Aug. 1 – Oct. 15.

Under federal rules, farmers in adjacent counties are also eligible for assistance.

"President Obama and I understand these conditions caused severe damage to barley and wheat, and we want to help," said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. "This action will provide help...

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