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Connecticut farmers can apply for financial assistance for losses due to recent drought

The City of Norwalk

Connecticut farmers can now apply for financial assistance to offset the cost of production losses from New England’s continued drought conditions.

Governor Ned Lamont said crop yields were significantly impacted by water concerns this summer.

Funding will come from the Farm Service Agency. An expanded natural disaster declaration in the state allows farmers from all eight counties to apply.

The majority of New England has continued to experience drought conditions into the fall, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Connecticut municipalities will continue to take steps to conserve water, including the city of Norwalk, which declared a water emergency effective Friday afternoon. The city has experienced its least amount of rain on record in 43 years.

Sabrina is host and producer of WSHU’s daily podcast After All Things. She also produces the climate podcast Higher Ground and other long-form news and music programs at the station. Sabrina spent two years as a WSHU fellow, working as a reporter and assisting with production of The Full Story.