USDA Designates an Additional 76 Counties in 6 States as Primary Natural Disaster Areas Due to Worsening Drought

Outlet: USDA

July 25, 2012

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2012-Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today designated 76 additional counties in six states as primary natural disaster areas due to damage and losses caused by drought and excessive heat. During the 2012 crop year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 1,369 counties across 31 states as disaster areas-1,234 due to drought-making all qualified farm operators in the areas eligible for low-interest emergency loans.