Loebsack Welcomes USDA Disaster Designation for Southern Iowa Counties Print
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Written by Joe Hand   
Tuesday, 17 July 2012 12:43

Washington, D.C. – July 17, 2012 - Congressman Dave Loebsack today applauded the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for issuing an agriculture disaster designation for the entire state of Missouri.  The designation also includes 10 Iowa counties along the border.

“Iowans who have lost livestock, have seen the quality of their crop decline, and are seeing grazing land dry up are in need of this assistance.  I applaud the USDA for their decision and stand ready to assist the farmers and rural areas who have been greatly impacted by the recent heat wave and lack of rain.  As Iowans continue to struggle to recover, our rural areas and farmers need this assistance to help assure they are well-positioned to contribute to our economic recovery.”

The 10 contiguous counties in Southern Iowa where benefits are also available include Appanoose, Davis, Decatur, Fremont, Lee, Page, Ringgold, Taylor, Van Buren and Wayne.

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