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Mississippi Farmers Could See 100 Percent Crop Losses

October 2009

The Mississippi State Fair isn’t the only thing suffering because of the state’s run of bad weather. The state is considering declaring entire Mississippi counties disaster areas because of enormous farming losses due to weather, said Mississippi Department of Agriculture spokesman Andy Prosser. “(Mississippi Department of Agriculture) Commissioner Lester Spell and Gov. Haley Barbour and the State Farm Service Agency—the federal government that works for USDA—we’ve requested they have their county boards make an assessment of crops to declare a disaster for some counties,” Prosser told the Jackson Free Press.

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