Gov Ivey Wants Federal Help For Flooded Farmers

Governor Ivey is asking for federal loans and grants for farmers because of Tropical Storm Cindy. Ivey said Friday that she’s asking for federal help because the storm caused ‘significant’ crop losses. Cotton, corn, hay, peanuts and soybeans were damaged by the storm. And the state agriculture commissioner said the storm will ruin crops already planted and delay the planting of others. Floodwaters from Tropical Storm Cindy are covering timberland and fields across the Deep South — the Chickasawhay River was out of its banks near the Mississippi town of Leakesville and nearly 9 feet above flood level with the water still rising.