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85 percent of Fayette County farms affected by recent storms

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FAYETTE COUNTY (KWWL) -- Emergency management officials in Fayette County say 85 percent of farms in the county were affected by two recent storms.

Initial estimates show more than 330,000 acres of crops in Fayette County received damage from storms in the last month. And about 30,000 acres of crops are completely destroyed.

The county plans to seek a state disaster declaration that could help bring in some financial assistance.

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