Disaster Designation

May 15, 2014--Western water supply forecast tracks melting snowpack (Natural Resources Conservation Service)

April storms delivered a mix of rain and snow to the northern half of the West, but didn’t provide much relief for the dry southern half, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) May 2014 water supply forecast.

June 27, 2013--USDA declares 12 Colorado counties disaster areas to drought (Pagosa Sun)

Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet has announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated six Colorado counties as primary natural disaster areas and six more as contiguous disaster areas due to ongoing severe drought conditions. The designations mean that farmers and ranchers in these counties are eligible for additional Farm Service Agency assistance.

February 10, 2010--Drought prompts ag department to declare disaster status for Montezuma, Dolores counties (Cortez Journal)

Montezuma and Dolores agricultural producers are receiving help from the federal government after a year of drought-like conditions hampered growing efforts in the region. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Feb.

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