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USDA Issues Disaster Declaration for Hurricane-Stricken Florida Farmers

Ask a Florida grower if Hurricane Irma was a disaster for them, and the likely response is emphatic one way or the other. While the cleanup process following a calamity is anything but pleasant, USDA’s official disaster declaration in the wake of Irma comes as welcome news for farmers seeking financial aid to rebuild, replant, and recover.

 

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