Drought Disaster Declaration

July 3, 2014--Drought disaster for S.W. Colorado (Durango Herald)

Severe drought conditions spurred the U.S. Department of Agriculture to issue disaster designations for 10 counties throughout Southwest Colorado and San Luis Valley, including La Plata, Montezuma and San Juan counties. The designations mean that local farmers and ranchers will be eligible for financial assistance from the Farm Service Agency.

June 30, 2012--Hickenlooper seeks federal drought disaster declaration (Northern Colorado Business Report)

Gov. John Hickenlooper has asked U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to declare a disaster in eligible counties in Colorado so that they can receive drought aid. "I am requesting a secretarial natural disaster designation for all qualifying/eligible counties in Colorado due to losses caused by drought, low snow pack, excessive heat and high winds that occurred from Jan.

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