Drought Persistence and Assistance

Posted on 01/18/2013 at 12:00 AM by Christa Hartsook

As the Drought of 2012 continues into 2013, USDA has updated its Disaster and Drought Assistance website, include the map designating drought disaster areas.

The map shows designations due to drought across the country under USDA's amended rule. Any county declared a primary (red) or contiguous (orange) disaster county makes producers in that county eligible for certain emergency aid.

http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?navid=DISASTER_ASSISTANCE