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Additional 76 Counties Named Disaster Areas Due to Drought

An additional 76 counties in six states have been named a primary natural disaster area as the drought situation continues to worsen. For the 2012 crop year, 1,234 counties have been declared a disaster area by USDA due to the … Continue reading

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New Designation Process Fast-Tracks Thousands of Counties into Disaster Status

More than 1,000 counties across the United States will be labeled as primary natural disaster areas as of tomorrow, July 12, according to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, making this the largest single disaster announcement in USDA history. During a media … Continue reading

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Change in Disaster Process Provides Faster Service, Lower Interest Rates

Farmers and ranchers affected by natural disasters can now receive faster and less burdensome assistance from the U.S. Department Agriculture. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today improvements to the Secretarial disaster designation process that will reduce wait time by 40 … Continue reading

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