Crop Disasters Declared in 22 States: USDA
Posted by feww on March 6, 2017
Drought Disasters: Crops Destroyed or Damaged in 835 Counties (Parishes) across 22 States
The USDA crop disaster designated areas are in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wyoming.
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 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 referenced above were approved by USDA end of last month and posted on their website recently.