Producers in Florida who were impacted by Tropcial Storm Farm may now be eligible for financial assistance to help restore agricultural operations harmed by the wind or water. A total of 59 counties in the state have been designated as eligible by the the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA).
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Established farmers who were farming at the time of the Aug. 18 – Sept. 12 disaster in the following counties and who sustained storm-related losses are now eligible to be considered for FSA emergency help: Alachua, Baker, Bay, Bradford, Brevard, Broward, Calhoun, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Columbia, De Soto, Dixie, Duval, Flagler, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Glades, Gulf, Hamilton, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lake, Lee, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Nassau, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Polk, Putnam, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sarasota, Seminole, Sumter, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, Volusia and Wakulla. Local FSA offices have details.