Senator Charles Schumer says the drought in Upstate New York could be a disaster for farmers in the fall.
Schumer has called on the U.S Department of Agriculture to begin the release of a disaster declaration for farmers suffering from major losses and crop damage. He says a damage assessment should be implemented so losses connected to the drought can be documented for disaster assistance programs.
Farmers will likely take a hit financially due to the drought. Schumer insists the USDA take action now so low interests loans can be available to eligible farmers.