Application Period Starts Wednesday for Farm Flood Grants

Associated Press, WAFB-TV, Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE - Farmers who lost at least $10,000 to last year's floods can get federal grants to cover up to $100,000 in such losses, and the application period begins Wednesday. The $9.5 million block grant program covers farmers and ranchers with operations in any of the 51 parishes declared disaster areas last year by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.