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Farmers in 14 Michigan counties eligible for flood loans

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Michigan Agribusiness Association
Farmers and ranchers can now get money to help deal with damage from severe storms in June.

Farmers and ranchers in 14 Michigan counties are eligible for emergency loans due to widespread damage amid severe storms andflash flooding in June.

The update from the U.S. Department of Agriculture comes after President Donald Trump last week made a disaster declaration for four Michigan counties.
Trump's declaration made federal funding available to residents and business owners in Bay, Gladwin, Isabella, and Midland counties for things like temporary housing, repairs, and low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses. The assistance also aids the Saginaw Chippewa tribe within Isabella County.

Monday's announcement includes those four counties and the Indian tribe, as well as other counties declared contiguous disaster areas. Those counties include Arenac, Clare, Gratiot, Mecosta, Montcalm, Ogemaw, Osceola, Roscommon, Saginaw, and Tuscola.

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