Drought Aid Approved

August 07, 1991

WESTMINISTER — WESTMINSTER -- County farmers involved in federal feed and grain programs are eligible for aid to compensate for effects of the drought.

Elizabeth A. Schaeffer, executive director of the county Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, said about 200 farms, or about 3,500 acres, in Carroll are affected.

The aid allows farmers to use land that had been set aside. Farmers may take hay off the land or let cattle graze on it, she said.

The last time the county received such aid was in 1988, Schaeffer said.

Farmers interested in receiving the aid should come to the ASCSoffice at 1004 Littlestown Pike, she said.

As of yesterday, the county had not learned whether it qualified for federal disaster aid that would make farmers eligible for low-interest loans to cover part of their crop losses.

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