Due to the amount of rainfall this spring that has resulted in widespread flooding and prevention of spring planting, Governor Walker has declared a state of emergency in St. Croix County and six other counties around the state. The Governor’s declaration is a step towards obtaining federal recognition of the conditions in the affected counties.
Farmers who have crop insurance are encouraged to get in touch with their agents with questions about what is covered by their plan and what recording needs to be done in order to receive payment on a claim. Farmers should also report crop damage, failed acres, and any damage to conservation structures such as dams, buffer strips and side waterways to the Farm Service Agency (FSA) office in their county. Visit www.fsa.usda.gov/wi for more information on FSA and reporting crop damage.