Pence Surveys Flood Damage at Culp Farm in Jasper County

Photo Provided by Governor Pence's Office.

Photo Provided by Governor Pence’s Office.

Indiana Governor Mike Pence was in Jasper County today, surveying damage caused by the heavy rainfall we have recently received.  Governor Pence met with farmers at Culp Farm and was joined by Indiana 4th District Congressman and Munster native Todd Rokita, along with members of the Indiana Farm Bureau and the Indiana Soybean Alliance.

Photo Provided by Governor Pence's Office.

Photo Provided by Governor Pence’s Office.

Governor Pence says they are closely monitoring how the agriculture industry in the state may be impacted by all the recent heavy rainfall and that Hoosier farmers can, “be assured that the state of Indiana will continue to work with the Farm Service Agency of the United States Department of Agriculture to provide the appropriate assistance to those farmers experiencing great losses.”

Farmers can submit crop damage reports to their county Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices as soon as possible to help measure the extent of damage to this year’s crop production.

Federal programs that are available include:

Disaster Designation

Low interest emergency loans will be made available to all producers in counties where 30% or more of a single crop has been damaged according to the FSA.

Federal Crop Insurance

Failed crop areas of greater than 20 acres or 20% of the insured acreage are eligible for crop insurance claims.