U.S. Drought: Crop Disaster Declared for Idaho Counties
Posted by feww on July 10, 2015
Drought crop disasters declared for 8 counties in Idaho
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated eight additional counties in Idaho as crop disaster areas due to losses caused by drought.
The disaster areas are Bannock, Bingham, Blaine, Bonneville, Butte, Caribou, Jefferson and Power counties.
Drought in the U.S. West
The drought has intensified in the western U.S., according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.
California: No change reported!
Crop Disasters 2015
Beginning January 7, 2015 USDA has declared crop disasters in at least 1,375 counties across 22 states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington and Wyoming.
About 99 percent of the 2015 crop disaster designations so far are due to drought.
Crop Disasters 2014
In 2014, USDA declared crop disasters in at least 2,904 counties across 44 states. Most of the designations were due to drought.
Those states were:
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.]
i. USDA trigger point for a countywide disaster declaration is 30 percent crop loss on at least one crop.
ii. The counties designated as agricultural disaster areas, as listed above, include both primary and contiguous disaster areas.
iii. Some counties may have been designated as 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 July 8, 2015 .
- Drought Destroys Crops in Six U.S. States July 2, 2015
- Drought and Deluge, Hail and Severe Freezing Destroy Crops in 7 States June 25, 2015
- Crop Disasters Declared in Three States June 19, 2015
- Drought Disaster Declared for Counties in Two States June 12, 2015
- Drought Destroys More Crops in Idaho, Oregon, Utah June 4, 2015
- Agricultural Disasters Index