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East Fork Fire leads to USDA loans


November 22, 2017

Havre Daily News staff

More help has been offered to ag producers impacted by the East Fork Fire that blazed in the Bear Paw Mountains Aug. 27 through mid-September.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Acting Administrator Steve Peterson announced that physical loss loans are available for Blaine County ag producers who suffered major physical losses caused by the fire that burned 21,896 acres.

Impacted producers may be eligible for emergency loans.

Producers from four Montana counties contiguous to this designated disaster area, Chouteau, Fergus, Hill and Phillips, are...

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