The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared Rich County a drought disaster area, a move that makes emergency loans available to farmers there as well as in the contiguous counties of Cache, Morgan Summit and Weber.
A similar declaration was announced Tuesday for all counties in Idaho plus Lincoln County, Wyoming, just across the border from Rich County.
The relief program, administered by the USDA’s Farm Service Agency, is triggered when what are deemed “severe” drought conditions exist for eight consecutive weeks or “extreme” drought conditions are seen for four straight weeks. Read the rest of the story on HJnews.com.
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