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All 102 Ill. counties eligible for federal drought help

SPRINGFIELD, IL (KFVS) -

All 102 Illinois counties are now eligible for federal disaster assistance due to drought conditions, according to Gov. Pat Quinn.

The remaining two Illinois counties, DuPage and Will, were declared Wednesday as being eligible for federal help through the US Dept. of Agriculture.

"Illinois' hard-working farmers are the backbone of our economy," Governor Quinn said.  "I am grateful Secretary Vilsack granted my request to declare the entire state an agriculture disaster area to help our farmers recover from this devastating drought."  I thank Senator Durbin and Secretary Vilsack for their commitment to helping our impacted farming communities."

For more information, please visit Drought.Illinois.gov.

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