DE Ag Secretary Requests Emergency Disaster Declaration after Rainy Spring

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Too much rain in April and May has destroyed several Delaware crops and Ag Secretary Michael Scuse has made a request for an emergency disaster declaration.  To be eligible, Delaware has to have at least 30% loss in crop production for at least one crop.  Scuse says many fruit and vegetable farms have taken a beating and some farmers are trying to plant corn for the third and fourth time.  Currently an official survey of the status of current crops is being done by the USDA’s Farm Service Agency at the state and county level.