CISA emergency loan fund opened to help western Mass. farms inundated by flood waters
Some individual farmers launch GoFundMe appeals
Farmers in western Massachusetts are tallying their crop losses from this past week’s floods even as more heavy rain over the weekend devastated fields.
While state officials consider including financial aide in a supplemental budget, and members of Congress lobby the White House for a disaster declaration, a local nonprofit has stepped up to help.
Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture is offering financial help and technical assistance. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with CISA’s executive director Phil Korman.