Illinois Is Officially An Agricultural Disaster
This year was worst than most previous years when it comes to flooding. Entire streets were shut down for weeks in the Quad Cities; but we weren't the only area that was affected by the waters.
In fact, the entire state of Illinois was hit hard enough that it's officially been declared an agricultural disaster by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The bad news is, crops have seriously been hurting. We've all noticed just how short the cornfields are for this time of year.
But there is good news! With the official declaration, farmers whose land was impacted by the flooding will have access to federal funds to help in recovery.
According to KWQC, emergency loans will be available to cover a variety of costs; from restoring/replacing property to covering production costs, to paying key family living expenses, reorganizing the family farming operation or refinancing some operating debts outside of real estate.