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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Wyoming Sugar growers granted loans

Wyoming Business Council declares four counties economic disaster areas


March 31, 2017

WORLAND – On Thursday, the Wyoming Business Council voted unanimously to grant Wyoming Sugar Cooperative growers approximately $5,675,650 in relief loans following a 2016 loss in revenue due to weather-related devastation.

Citing intense fall rains and a hard winter freeze stretching from December through February, the council agreed to supplement the grower’s lost revenue, after 15 minutes of brief clarification and comments by the board. Wyoming Sugar’s situation did not qualify for emergency financial aid from the United States Department of Agriculture or the Farm Service Agency....

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