The U.S. Department of Agriculture declared parts of the state eligible for monetary assistance because of the lack of rain earlier this year.
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack declared parts of the state eligible for disaster assistance because of the severe drought conditions.
“I am pleased to hear that USDA has responded to our drought conditions by providing this designation,” said Republican U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs in a release. “The agricultural community my district has been struggling through the brutal weather conditions this year, which have hit our state during the worst of economic times. It is my hope that this disaster designation serves as significant aid to the families of the 18th district who have been hurt by the production losses this year.”
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