Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Senator Young Asks for Disaster Relief Declerations
Senator Catharine Young’s office has released a statement announcing that significant progress has been made this week with obtaining a federal disaster relief declaration. Senator Young was responsible for getting together 22 other senators to ask Governor Andrew Cuomo’s help for growers across the state whose crops had been damaged by freezing temperatures. As a result, Governor Cuomo has sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture asking for a disaster declaration.Young said that the Governor’s request is the first official step in obtaining a federal disaster relief declaration. The declaration will allow farmers in need of extra help to qualify for grants and loans. Young added that this aid would ease the burden that has fallen on local farmers as a result of the unseasonable weather.