USDA Declares Largest Natural Disaster Area Due to Drought
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared the largest natural disaster area due to drought, including almost the entire state of Florida.
The new ruling allows farmers in those affected areas to apply for low-interest loans and face reduced penalties for grazing on protected lands.
We visited a farm in Suwannee County, and two farmers there say its not the interest that's the problem for farmers.
"The interest is not the problem, its getting the loan and paying it back. Its especially hard for younger farmers."
In the midst of the new natural disaster declaration, their problems remain the flooding that happened during Debby...and not the drought.
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