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Farmers to get aid from flood

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GREENVILLE, N.C. -

Farmers in the east are getting disaster relief from the federal government.

Heavy rain's caused severe damage and losses in several North Carolina counties. The US Department of Agriculture says 13 will get money. 4 of those are in the east Edgecombe, Greene, Pitt and Wilson.

Farmers in these counties are eligible for low-interest emergency loans from the USDA's Farm Service Agency. Paula Nicholls, a farm loan manager says farmers will have 8-months to file.

"They can apply at their local farm service agency office by bringing in their records for what happened during this disaster year and the preceding years so we can compare it to see if they qualify for a disaster loan."

Agriculture makes up 19% of the state's infrastructure and generates more than $74-billion.

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