Woburn Advocate article

WASHINGTON - Massachusetts small businesses facing economic hardship caused by drought and extreme heat last summer and fall are now eligible for federal aid under a law authored by Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass.

Federal economic injury disaster loans are now available to small businesses in Barnstable, Bristol, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, and Worcester counties that have been adversely impacted by drought and heat conditions from July 15 to Dec. 31, 2007.

“When drought strikes, it’s not just our farmers who struggle. Many other Bay State businesses are harmed too, so they need a financial shot in the arm,” said Kerry, chairman of the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

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