Financial Help Available To Rain-Soaked Western Mass. Farms | WAMC

Financial Help Available To Rain-Soaked Western Mass. Farms

Oct 3, 2018

Parts of western Massachusetts saw rainfall in July and August that was 75 percent higher than normal levels causing loses in local agriculture.
Credit CISA

      A nonprofit organization is making emergency loans available to farmers in part of western Massachusetts who suffered losses due to the weather this summer.

    Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture is offering no-interest loans up to $10,000 to growers who lost crops or had reduced yields.

    Some parts of the region had rainfall totals 75 percent above average in July and August.

    WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Phil Korman, CISA’s executive director.