The US Department of Agriculture has declared an agriculture disaster for all 102 counties in Illinois. The measure, that was pushed by Governor J.B. Pritzker, will help bring more resources to affected communities throughout the State. Pritzker says one of the reasons he asked for help was because of the flooding this spring.
Governor Pritzker had filed for help last month.
The Department of Agriculture has said that this will be able to help farmers to apply for low-interest FSA loans and cover things like living expenses, production costs, and other necessities.