Utah County fruit farmers who were hurt by this spring's freeze can get federal assistance through the Mountainland Private Industry Council.
"Self-employed fruit farmers, their families and farm workers are potentially eligible," said Ron Tiffany, chairman of the council. Help is available through the Economic Dislocation and Worker Assistance program under contract with the U.S. Department of Labor and the governor of Utah. The program is administered by the council.The Private Industry Council's worker-assistance services include employment counseling, retraining and job placement.
Inquiries about farm business assistance should be directed to Brett Barrett at the Private Industry Council at 377-2262, 2545 North Canyon Road in Provo.