agriculture disaster area http://kbia.org en Entire state of Mo. now federal agricultural disaster area http://kbia.org/post/entire-state-mo-now-federal-agricultural-disaster-area <em>Updated with comments from McCaskill conference call.</em><p>The entire state of Missouri is now a federal agriculture disaster area.<p>Seventeen of the state&#39;s counties, mostly in the Bootheel, had already received that declaration. Today&#39;s announcement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture extends that declaration to the other 97 counties and the city of St. Louis.<p>The declaration makes farmers and ranchers in the state eligible for low-interest emergency loans and other assistance from the USDA&#39;s Farm Service Agency. Tue, 17 Jul 2012 17:42:54 +0000 Marshall Griffin & Rachel Lippmann 17707 at http://kbia.org Entire state of Mo. now federal agricultural disaster area