Deadline approaching for farmers to apply for aid from flooding

Deadline approaching for farmers to apply for aid from flooding

South Carolina farmers affected by October's historic flooding can apply for aid through a private relief fund.

Non-profit group Advocates for Agriculture established the fund Plant It Forward South Carolina to help farmers whose crops were damaged.

The damage to farms was estimated at $376 million.  Peanuts, cotton, soybeans and fall vegetable crops were most hurt, according to the group.

Farmers can apply for assistance at www.plantitforwardsc.org by Jan. 31.

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