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Disaster Assistance Available To Gallatin County

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BOZEMAN -

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now offering federal disaster assistance to Gallatin County farmers after an early August hail storm.   

The hailstorm on August 1 damaged between half or all of the crops on farms throughout the area. Governor, Steven Bullock declared the area a disaster last Tuesday, August 13.

On Wednesday, Senators Jon Tester and Max Baucus showed their support for the declaration.
Farmer, Bruce Wright said he is glad to see farmers are going to get the assistance they need.

"A lot of farmers have insurance, but it only covers a percentage of their crop, so usually the operating margin is slimmer than what the insurance covers," said Wright. 

Counties bordering Gallatin including Broadwater, Jefferson and Madison are also eligible for certain disaster assistance.

To apply, visit your local USDA office.

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