Inslee seeks farm disaster aid for Oso mudslide
The governor sought the declaration from U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack late Thursday.
Inslee says the declaration could provide emergency low-interest loans and other help to cover losses of farm property or production in the county where the mudslide occurred, as well as neighboring counties.
The area is known for its hay crops, Christmas trees, and pasture land. Dairies, sheep farms and other livestock operations are in the area.
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