LANSING — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 45 counties in Michigan — including Hillsdale, Lenawee, and Monroe — as natural disaster areas because of weather incidents in 2011, allowing farmers to apply for low-interest loans.
Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. Comments that violate these standards, or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, are subject to being removed and commenters are subject to being banned. To post comments, you must be a registered user on toledoblade.com. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.