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Monroe Township is a second class township formed in 1825 encompassing 26.8 square miles and a population of 5,823 as listed by the 2010 Census.  Geographically, Monroe Township is one of the southern tier townships of Cumberland County. 

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Governor Wolf Announces Disaster Relief Funding Available for Farms in 14 PA Counties


December 3, 2018

Governor Wolf Announces Disaster Relief Funding Available for Farms in 14 PA Counties

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today notified farmland owners in Columbia, Lebanon, and York counties that they are eligible to receive disaster relief funding from the United States Department of Agriculture. Also eligible are the adjacent counties of Adams, Berk, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Luzerne, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Schuylkill, and Sullivan.

“This funding will provide relief to Pennsylvania farmers who dealt with a year of unexpected difficulties due to severe weather,” said Governor Wolf. “I encourage those in eligible areas to apply, so that they can receive the assistance they need to help recoup losses ahead of the next growing season.”

The funding will help with losses caused by disasters that occurred during the 2018 crop year, such as excessive rain and flash flooding. It is the result of a Secretarial disaster declaration and can include emergency loans from the federal Farm Service Agency (FSA).

Eligible farmers can apply for loans for up to eight months after a Secretarial disaster declaration, and should contact their local FSA office for assistance. More information on USDA’s disaster assistance program, including county lists and maps, can be found at

MEDIA CONTACTS:    J.J. Abbott, Governor’s Office – 717.783.1116
Shannon Powers, Ag – 717.783.2628

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Representative Keefer's Annual Open House

Rep. Dawn Keefer’s will host her annual open house on January 10 from 4-6 pm at 12 N. Baltimore St. Dillsburg.  All are welcome.

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