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MADISON – United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue designated Calumet County and six surrounding counties as disaster areas due to crop losses from heavy rains in late June and early July. Calumet County lost more than 30 percent of its strawberry crop as a result of excessive rain and flooding that kept fields underwater and soils oversaturated for an extended time.

“The June and July storms impacted Wisconsin farmers,” said Governor Walker. “With the USDA’s disaster designation, those affected by flood damages are eligible to receive much-needed assistance.”

Surrounding counties included in the designation are Brown, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Outagamie, Sheboygan and Winnebago.

Farmers in all seven counties will be eligible for assistance including emergency loans, depending on their production losses. They should contact their local USDA Farm Service Agency offices for information.

Contact Information for USDA Farm Service Agency Offices:

Brown County Farm Service Agency
3071C Voyager Drive
Green Bay, WI 54311-8303
(920) 884-3910 ext. 2

Calumet County Farm Service Agency
206 Court Street
Chilton, WI 53014-1127
(920) 849-3570 ext. 2

Fond du Lac County Farm Service Agency
W6529 Forest Avenue
Fond du Lac, WI 54937-9489
(920) 923-3033 ext. 2

Manitowoc County Farm Service Agency
4319 Expo Drive
Manitowoc, WI 54220-1840
(920) 683-5119 ext. 2

Outagamie County Farm Service Agency
3369 W Brewster Street
Appleton, WI 54914-1602
(920) 733-1575 ext. 2

Sheboygan County Farm Service Agency
650 Forest Avenue
Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085-2518
(920) 467-9917 ext. 2

Winnebago County Farm Service Agency
625 E County Road Y
Oshkosh, WI 54901-9731
(920) 424-0329 ext. 2

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