The USDA has announced that a new assistance program is being made available to Wisconsin farmers who lost their fruit crops as a result of the difficult growing season in 2012.
Disaster assistance is being made available to farmers who did not have crop insurance for bush or tree fruit crops.
The 2012 growing season was one of the worst on record for fruit producers, due to an unusually warm winter followed by a spring where the ground refroze.
Enrollment for the Non insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program begins today and runs through September 22nd.
Producers who experienced significant crop losses are encouraged to apply for the program.
For more information on the program, you can visit your local FSA office or log on to http://go.usa.gov/53rz
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