Governor Kay Ivey Asks for Federal Assistance for Farmers

Jun 26, 2017

   The inundation from Tropical Storm Cindy has caused significant crop losses in Alabama. As a result, Governor Kay Ivey is asking for federal assistance for farmers. The governor has requested that some Alabama counties be given a disaster declaration. The letter she sent to U-S Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue claims that a number of Alabama’s Agricultural producers have incurred great losses because of the storm.The state’s Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries John McMillan says the cotton, corn, hay, peanuts and soybean crops were most adversely affected. He says crops that were already planted were ruined and other crops are delayed from being planted. Federal officials will review the crop damage before making a decision.