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Drought Disaster Declared for Agricultural Lands

Senator Daniel Inouye in 2006 Senator Daniel Inouye in 2006
Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns in January Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns in January

HONOLULU (KHNL) - Senator Daniel Inouye says the federal government will offer low-interest emergency loans to Hawaii farmers to help them cope with the effects of drought.

Inouye says Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns issued a secretarial disaster designation for all four Hawaii counties due to the drought.

Inouye said the Secretary issued the disaster designation after a departmental review concluded production losses warranted a disaster designation.

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