State Help Offered For Tornado Damage To Crops

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Farmers in north-central Connecticut whose businesses were damaged by a tornado could be eligible for up to $5 million in state help.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced on Tuesday that farms and crops damaged by Monday’s tornado and severe weather may apply for grants that he made public on June 23. The grants he announced then were to help Connecticut farmers for losses due to the massive snow storm in February and rain storms in the spring.

Agriculture Commissioner Steven K. Reviczky  says the year so far has been especially trying for agricultural producers.

Farmers have until July 15 to apply.

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