Strawberry Farmers May Get Help For Lost Crop

(Danville, IL) — Strawberry farmers in eastern Illinois may be eligible for federal assistance. Many of the farmers lost their entire crop when a hail storm rolled through back in May. Federal Ag officials have issued disaster declarations for Champaign, Douglas, Edgar, Ford and Iroquois, and Vermillion counties. Strawberry farmers in those areas who lost their crop have eight months to apply for a low-interest emergency loan. They can do that through the Farm Service Agency.