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Hard Freeze Kills Crops in Wyoming, Montana

Posted by feww on December 18, 2014

RAPID CLIMATE CHANGE
EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS
EARLY HARD FREEZE
CROP DISASTERS
SCENARIOS  666, 560, 477, 444, 177, 170, 111, 02
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Early hard freeze destroys crops across 12 counties in Western U.S.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated  a total of 12 counties in two states—Wyoming ant Montana—as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by an early hard freeze that occurred from Sept. 10 through Sept. 12, 2014.

The disaster designation are as follows;

  • Wyoming.  Big Horn, Park, Fremont, Hot Springs, Johnson, Sheridan, Teton and Washakie counties.
  • Montana. Big Horn, Carbon, Gallatin and Park counties.

Crop Disasters 2014

Beginning January 10, 2014 USDA has declared crop disasters in at least 2,891 counties across 44 states.

Those states are

  • Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan. Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. [FIRE-EARTH has documented all of the above listings. See blog content.]

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

ii. The above disaster lists include both primary and contiguous disaster designations.

iii. Some 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 December 17, 2014.

Latest/ Recent Crop Disaster Declarations

 

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