The U-S-D-A has declared Calumet County and six surrounding counties as disaster areas, as the result of heavy rains and flooding in June and July. Governor Scott Walker applied for the assistance after Calumet County lost more than 30-percent of its strawberry crop due to the oversaturated soils. Farmers in Calumet, Brown, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Outagamie, Sheboygan, and Winnebago will be eligible for emergency loans and other U-S-D-A assistance, based on their losses.