Agricultural disaster declared in 4 Hawaii counties – Hawaii News – Staradvertiser.com

Federal agricultural secretary Thomas Vilsack has designated all four Hawaii counties as agricultural disaster areas because of financial losses from the drought.

The declaration, issued last week, makes farm operators and producers in the counties eligible applicants for supplemental assistance and emergency loans from the Farm Service Agency, Congresswoman Mazie Hirono said today.

Farmers have eight months from the declaration date of July 14 to apply for emergency help.

Island ranchers may apply for the Livestock Indemnity Program for producer losses.

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