Friday, May 30, 2014


USDA Designates 5 Counties in Idaho as Primary Natural Disaster Areas
With Assistance to Producers in Surrounding State

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Butte, Clark, Custer, Jefferson and Washington counties in Idaho as primary natural disaster areas due to a recent drought.

“Our hearts go out to those Idaho farmers and ranchers affected by recent natural disasters,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. 

“President Obama and I are committed to ensuring that agriculture remains a bright spot in our nation’s economy by sustaining the successes of America’s farmers, ranchers, and rural communities through these difficult times. We’re also telling Idaho producers that USDA stands with you and your communities when severe weather and natural disasters threaten to disrupt your livelihood.”

Farmers and ranchers in the following counties in Idaho also qualify for natural disaster assistance because their counties are contiguous. Those counties are:

Adams
Boise
Fremont
Madison
Bingham
Bonneville
Gem
Payette
Blaine
Elmore
Lemhi
Valley

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