USDA Declares Agriculture Disaster in Illinois Following Governor Pritzker Request
Springfield, IL (STL.News) – Following Governor JB Pritzker’s July 3 request in the wake of historic flooding across the state, yesterday the U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared an agriculture disaster in all 102 Illinois counties.
“Illinois farmers have experienced months of hardship due to extreme weather across the state, but today’s declaration means we can begin the road to recovery,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “I’m heartened that the USDA has approved my request for an agriculture disaster so a vital industry that supports so many working families across the state can rebuild and continue to thrive in our state.”
For Illinois farmers and agri-businesses who experienced an extraordinary and unprecedented spring planting season, this Secretarial Disaster Declaration will provide new federal resources to aid recovery efforts.