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Crop Disaster Declared for 387 Counties in 16 States

Posted by feww on December 13, 2013


Drought, excessive rainfall, cold temperatures cause crop disasters in 16 states

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 387 counties across 16 states as agricultural disaster areas in 11 separate disaster declarations.

The crop disasters have occurred across 16 states as a result of one or more of the following

    • Drought
    • Excessive rainfall
    • Excessive precipitation
    • Cooler than normal temperatures

The latest crop disaster designations are for the states of Alabama (5 counties), Arkansas (39), Delaware (3), Idaho (33), Illinois (6), Iowa (99), Louisiana (46), Maryland (6), Maine (7), Minnesota (2), Mississippi (73), Missouri (28), Tennessee (5), Texas (25), Utah (8) and Wyoming (2).

All counties and parishes listed as crop disaster areas on December 11, 2013,

Crop Disaster 2013

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has declared 4,347 county-level agricultural disaster areas across 45 states, so far this year.

State and County level records of calendar year 2013 disaster designations made by the USDA include losses and damages caused by one or more of the following

  • Flash flooding
  • Excessive rain, moisture, humidity
  • Severe Storms, thunderstorms
  • Ground Saturation
  • Standing Water
  • Hail
  • Wind, High Winds
  • Fire, Wildfire
  • Heat, Excessive heat
  • High Temp. (incl. low humidity)
  • Winter Storms, Ice Storms, Snow, Blizzard
  • Frost, FREEZE
  • Hurricanes, Typhoons, Tropical Storms
  • Tornadoes
  • Volcano
  • Mudslides, Debris Flows, Landslides
  • Heavy Surf
  • Ice Jams
  • Insects
  • Tidal Surges
  • Cold, wet weather
  • Cool/Cold, Below-normal Temperatures
  • Lightning
  • Disease

1. USDA trigger point for a countywide disaster declaration is 30 percent crop loss on at least one crop.

2. The total number of counties designated as agricultural disaster areas includes both primary and contiguous disaster areas.

3. The U.S. has a total of 3,143 counties and county-equivalents.

4. A number of counties have been designated crop disaster areas more than once due to multiple disasters.

5. The disaster designations were approved by USDA between January 9 and December 11, 2013.

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Disaster Map Crop Year 2013, updated on December 11, 2013

Recent Federal and Agriculture Disaster Declarations

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