federal relief http://wfpl.org en Farmers Welcome Federal Drought Aid http://wfpl.org/post/farmers-welcome-federal-drought-aid <p>Federal aid is available for farmers in 1,016 drought-stricken counties across 26 states.</p><p>A federal disaster declaration will allow the farmers to apply for low-interest loans and it will reduce the penalties for grazing livestock on land set aside for conservation.</p><p>Farmers across the country have been hard-hit by the hot and dry weather that has persisted in many parts of the country since the growing season began.</p><p>As WFPL <a href="http://www.wfpl.org/post/drought-endangers-corn-crops-could-raise-food-prices" target="_blank">reported on Monday</a>:</p> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 22:31:52 +0000 Gabe Bullard 990 at http://wfpl.org