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Wisconsin farmers can apply for loans due to losses in April snowstorms

WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- Farmers in 52 Wisconsin counties can qualify for emergency loans from the USDA to help with losses after April's blizzard. 

Counties included in the disaster designation are: Barron, Brown, Burnett, Door, Dunn, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Jackson, Kewaunee, La Crosse, Marinette, Monroe, Oconto, Outagamie, Polk, Portage, Rusk, Sawyer, Shawano, Trempealeau, Washburn, Waupaca and Wood.

In addition, eligible farmers in counties bordering the disaster counties may also receive loans. Those counties are: Adams, Ashland, Bayfield, Buffalo, Calumet, Chippewa, Clark, Columbia, Dodge, Douglas, Eau Claire, Florence, Forest, Juneau, Langlade, Manitowoc, Marathon, Marquette, Menominee, Pepin, Pierce, Price, St. Croix, Sheboygan, Taylor, Vernon, Washington, Waushara and Winnebago.

Farmers have eight months to apply for the loans. Farmers should contact their local USDA Farm Service Agency office for more information on loan eligibility and the application process.

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