Indiana Leaders Request Disaster Designation

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Senator Todd Young wrote the letter seeking a disaster designation Senator Todd Young wrote the letter seeking a disaster designation
WASHINGTON, D.C. -

Members of Indiana's delegation have sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture in support of a disaster designation for 88 of the state's 92 counties. The letter from U.S. Senators Todd Young (R) and Mike Braun (R) and Representative Larry Bucshhon (R-08), along with the entire Indiana delegation, officially requests the designation.

“Indiana farmers experienced prolonged rains for the 2019 spring season, affecting their ability to plant corn and soybeans in a timely fashion before crop insurance deadlines passed. This adverse weather caused many farmers to file prevented planting claims and those able to plant will inevitably face a shortened growing season with decreased yields at harvest time," according to the letter.  The full text of the letter can be found here.

The designation would allow emergency low-interest loans for farmers and counties affected. 

The counties included in the requested designation are:

  • Adams
  • Allen
  • Bartholomew
  • Blackford
  • Boone
  • Brown
  • Carroll
  • Cass
  • Clark
  • Clay
  • Clinton
  • Crawford
  • Daviess
  • Dearborn
  • Decatur
  • DeKalb
  • Delaware
  • Dubois
  • Elkhart
  • Fayette
  • Floyd
  • Fountain
  • Franklin
  • Fulton
  • Gibson
  • Grant
  • Greene
  • Hamilton
  • Hancock
  • Harrison
  • Hendricks
  • Henry
  • Howard
  • Huntington
  • Jackson
  • Jasper
  • Jay
  • Jefferson
  • Jennings
  • Johnson
  • Knox
  • Kosciusko
  • LaGrange
  • Lake
  • LaPorte
  • Lawrence
  • Madison
  • Marion
  • Marshall
  • Martin
  • Miami
  • Monroe
  • Montgomery
  • Morgan
  • Newton
  • Noble
  • Ohio
  • Orange
  • Owen
  • Parke
  • Perry
  • Pike
  • Porter
  • Posey
  • Pulaski
  • Putnam
  • Randolph
  • Ripley
  • Saint Joseph
  • Scott
  • Spencer
  • Starke
  • Steuben
  • Sullivan
  • Switzerland
  • Tippecanoe
  • Tipton
  • Union
  • Vanderburgh
  • Vermillion
  • Vigo
  • Wabash
  • Warrick
  • Washington
  • Wayne
  • Wells
  • White
  • Whitley

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