City officials agreed to hold off on the idea to build a pavilion for a new farmers’ market near the old National Guard Armory on University Avenue after Mid-Town Farmers’ Market board members and aldermen expressed concerns at a work session Monday afternoon. (December 6, 2011, Page 1)
Four months after tornadoes and high winds wrecked havoc in parts of Lafayette County, farmers and foresters are still left without much help in their cleanup efforts due to a lack of available funds. (August 31, 2011, Page 1A)
Residents along Punkin Creek and Yocona River are hoping to get some help clearing out the now-clogged waterways after a tornado and straight-line winds blew down thousands of trees last month. (June 1, 2011, Page 1)
Emergency loans are still available for Lafayette County farmers who lost crops or revenue due to the spring storms that wreaked havoc in several counties. Since Lafayette County is contiguous to the primary natural disaster area, it was designated eligible for Federal Disaster Assistance under the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act.
Loan packages can be picked up at the Oxford Farm Service Agency office at 2610 W. Oxford Loop although the loans are processed in Calhoun County. Palmer said a loan officer can often arrange to meet a farmer in Oxford if needed. For more information or to set up appointment, call 234-8701 or 628-8732. (August 11, 2010, Page 2)