By Mark Kanz
Kewaunee County has been declared a primary natural disaster area by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It’s due to damage caused by winterkill and frost damage to crops during the first five months of the year. Farmers in neighboring counties, including Door County, are also eligible for low- interest loans if they can prove their crops saw a qualifying production drop or sustained physical losses. Crop loss is calculated using data from the three previous years. Loan awards will be based on the allowable cost associated with repairing or replacing the property destroyed or damaged. Interested farmers need to contact their local Farm Service Agency office for more information.