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Federal government offering drought relief emergency loans


SPOKANE – The federal government automatically activated a disaster relief program on May 28 for farmers and ranchers in Chelan, Lincoln and Walla Walla counties affected by recent drough conditions.

According to a Farm Service Agency news release, the program was activated after the three counties experienced D2 drought conditions for eight consecutive weeks.

Due to their proximity to the affected counties, farmers and ranchers in 15 Washington counties, including Spokane, may also be eligible for this disaster relief program which provides FSA emergency loans at 3.125 percent with paym...

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