Connecticut gives financial help to farms after tornado

Farmers in north-central Connecticut whose businesses were damaged by a tornado could be eligible for up to $5 million in state help. Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced Tuesday that farms and crops damaged by Monday’s tornado and severe weather may apply for grants that he made public on June 23. Those grants are for helping Connecticut farmers with losses because of the massive snowstorm in February and rainstorms in the spring. Agriculture commissioner Steven K. Reviczky said the year has been especially trying for agricultural producers.