Farms that lost crops may be eligible for aid

September 16, 1992

Carroll farmers with losses of canola and wheat crops planted for harvest this year may be eligible for benefits from the Dire Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1992.

The act, signed into law in December, provides $775 million in disaster aid for crop damages.

Sign-ups for the aid began last week and continue until Oct. 2, said Elizabeth A. Schaeffer, county director of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service.

Producers with 40 percent or greater losses on crops planted in fall 1991 may be eligible for payments of 65 percent of the target price of the crop.

A dry fall and winter resulted in canola losses and a wet spring in wheat losses, Mrs. Schaeffer said.

Information: 848-2780.

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