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Drought Crop Disasters Declared in 10 States

Posted by feww on May 29, 2014


Drought Devastates Crops in 156 Counties across Ten States

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 156 counties across ten states as crop disaster areas due to worsening drought. USDA issued six separate designations for crop disasters on May 28, 2014.

Drought Disaster Designations are for the following states:

Colorado (1 County), Idaho (17 counties), Kansas (21 counties),  Missouri (4 counties), Montana (1 County), Nebraska (37 counties), Nevada (19 counties), Oklahoma (36 counties), Oregon (2 counties) and
Washington (18 counties).

Drought Disasters 2014

Beginning January 10, 2014 USDA has declared at least 1,913 separate crop disasters across 26  states. Most of those designations are due to the worsening drought.

  • Those states are Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and Washington. [FIRE-EARTH has documented all of the above listings.]

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

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

iii. Counties may have been designated crop disaster areas more than once due to multiple disasters.

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

v. The disaster designations posted above were approved by USDA on My 28, 2014.

California Drought Disasters

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