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(AP) South Carolina's governor says the heavy rains that have drenched the Southeast this summer are a disaster for agriculture across the state.


Gov. Nikki Haley visited a farm in Dorchester County on Monday, where she looked at fields that are still soggy from recent rains.


She has asked for federal disaster aid, which would entitle affected farmers to low-interest loans to help them recover.


State agriculture commissioner Hugh Weathers toured with Haley. Weathers says the problems are not short-term. He says some farms have had a hard time harvesting hay. That could mean beef and dairy cattle could run low on feed next winter.


About two dozen farmers joined Haley during Monday's tour. Officials say it could be three months before they know if the disaster assistance will be approved, though Weathers expects a decision sooner.


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