Six NJ Counties Granted Natural Disaster Status

8/23/2014 7:00 AM

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher announced this week that farmers in Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties, and the adjacent counties of Atlantic, Camden and Cape May can still apply for disaster assistance for farm damages stemming from a storm on May 22 that caused crop damage.

The USDA determined there were sufficient production losses due to the violent storm to warrant a natural disaster designation, which made farmers in the six counties eligible for assistance from the Farm Service Agency, provided eligibility requirements are met. This assistance includes FSA emergency loans.

Farmers are encouraged to contact their local FSA office for details. For more information on FSA’s disaster assistance programs, visit

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