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USDA: 6 Louisiana parishes designated disaster areas

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Published: Nov. 14, 2020 at 6:05 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The federal government has designated six Louisiana parishes as contiguous natural disaster areas resulting from excessive rain and flooding from April 1 through June 30.

Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, in a news release, said the designation is based on multiple disasters that affected 33 Mississippi counties as the primary disaster area. The parishes affected are: Concordia, East Carroll, East Feliciana, Madison, Tensas and West Feliciana.  

Strain says farmers and ranchers in those parishes are now eligible for low-interest emergency loans from the Farm Service Agency.