Illinois Ag Director Nelson, Rep. Bennett Tour Flooded Fields in Iroquois County

Illinois Agriculture Director Nelson was in Watseka this week, joining Rep. Bennett to tour flooded fields and survey damage to farms in Iroquois County. Officials say parts of the county received more than 11 inches of rain in recent days.

Officials estimate 40% of crops in Iroquois County have standing water. Federal agencies, such as the Farm Service Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency, have been activated to assist local farmers with financial aid and to educate them about other programs for which they may be eligible.

Special thanks to the Lubben Family for hosting this event.