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USDA approves natural disaster designation for Pierce County

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved a natural disaster designation for Pierce County, Wisconsin.

“Farmers across the state have had to deal with severe weather this summer,” Governor Scott Walker said.  “I thank Secretary Vilsack and the USDA for providing assistance to our hard working farmers.  This designation means they will have access to the resources they need.”

On August 6, 2013, Pierce County and seven counties in Minnesota suffered extensive hail damage.  This designation means farmers are eligible for Farm Service Agency (FSA) assistance, including emergency loans.

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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