Gov. Minner says farmers need this request granted so they can receive federal aid and become eligible for additional disaster relief money.
In a statement, Gov. Minner said . "Our farmers are vital to the continued success of our agriculture industry, and I look forward to them receiving some relief to offset the crop losses they have experienced this year."
Gov. Minner's request was based on a recommendation from Delaware Department of Agriculture Acting Secretary Austin Short, as well as an assessment by the Farm Service Agency's Delaware Emergency Board, which estimated two-thirds of the state's farmers have sustained losses in excess of 30 percent of their expected production in crops including corn, soybeans and hay.
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