2008-07-02 / Briefly Noted
Gov. Paterson Urges Federal Government to Declare 23 New York Counties Agricultural Disaster Areas
Farmers suffer devastating crop losses from June 16 hail storm; Dutchess included
Governor David A. Paterson urged the federal government to declare 23 New York counties agricultural disaster areas. In a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer, Governor Paterson requested disaster assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for farms that experienced crop damage from severe hail storms on June 16, 2008.