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Crop Disasters Declared for Counties in 3 U.S. States

Posted by feww on June 1, 2016

Drought destroys crops in 13 counties across three U.S. states

Drought Disaster Emergency Designations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated a total of 13 counties across three states—Idaho, Nevada and Oregon—as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought. Those areas are:

  • Idaho.  Ada, Adams, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, Twin Falls and Washington counties.
  • Nevada. Elko and Humboldt counties.
  • Oregon. Baker and Malheur counties.

Notes:
i. USDA trigger point for a countywide disaster declaration is 30 percent crop loss on one or more crops.

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.

Crop Disaster Designations – 2016

 

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Drought Disaster Declared for Counties in Arizona, California

Posted by feww on May 23, 2016

Drought destroys crops in eight counties across two U.S. states

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated a total of eight counties in Arizona and California as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought. Those areas are:

Arizona. La Paz, Maricopa, Mohave, Yavapai and Yuma counties.

California. Imperial, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

Notes:
i. USDA trigger point for a countywide disaster declaration is 30 percent crop loss on one or more crops.

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.

Crop Disaster Designations – 2016

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Drought Disasters Declared for Counties in Oregon, California, Nevada, Hawaii

Posted by feww on May 13, 2016

Drought destroys crops in seven counties across four U.S. states

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated a total of six counties in Oregon, California and Nevada as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought. Those areas are:

Oregon. Lake, Klamath, Harney and Deschutes counties.

California. Modoc County.

Nevada. Washoe County

In a separate declaration USDA has also designated Kauai County in Hawaii as a crop disaster area due to drought.

Notes:
i. USDA trigger point for a countywide disaster declaration is 30 percent crop loss on one or more crops.

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.

Crop Disaster Designations – 2016

 

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Drought Disaster Declared for Counties in Arizona, California

Posted by feww on May 7, 2016

Drought destroys crops in four counties across two U.S. states

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has declared a total of four counties in Arizona and California as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought. Those areas are:

Arizona. Yuma, Pima and Maricopa counties.

California. Imperial County.

Notes:
i. USDA trigger point for a countywide disaster declaration is 30 percent crop loss on one or more crops.

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.

Previous Disaster Designations – 2016

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330 Million People Affected by Severe Drought: Indian Govt

Posted by feww on April 20, 2016

Quarter of India’s population impacted by drought

However, the number of people hit by the drought could be even higher because the states of Bihar (east) and Haryana (north) haven’t declared drought conditions despite shortfall in rain, said a report.

A report stating that 255,000 villages in 254 districts [out of a total 678] are being severely affected has been presented to the India’s Supreme Court.

The people are facing acute “drinking water shortage and agricultural distress,” the Court was told.

The worst hit state is Uttar Pradesh with almost 100 million people in 50 districts affected by rain deficit.

According to a petition filed by NGO Swaraj Abhiyan, 12 states — Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Haryana and Chattisgarh — are facing severe drought conditions. The report also avers that “the state governments were not implementing social welfare laws like MGNREGA, Food Security Act and the Centre’s drought manual.”

The drought is exacerbated by heatwaves that are plaguing much of India with temperatures exceeding 40ºC for several consecutive days each time.

“In water-scarce Orissa, farmers have reportedly breached embankments to save their crops,” said a report.

“Water availability in India’s 91 reservoirs is at its lowest in a decade, with stocks at a paltry 29% of their total storage capacity, according to the Central Water Commission.

“Some 85% of the country’s drinking water comes from aquifers, but their levels are falling, according to WaterAid.”

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Multiple Crop Disasters Declared in Nine U.S. States

Posted by feww on March 4, 2016

Extreme weather and climatic disasters destroy at least 30% of crops in 73 counties across nine states

Drought Disasters

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated a total of 15 counties in California and Arizona as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought. Those counties are:

California.  Glenn, Humboldt, Imperial, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Riverside, San Diego, Shasta, Siskiyou, Sonoma, Tehama and Trinity.

Arizona. La Paz and Yuma.

Disasters caused by excessive rain, flash flooding and flooding

USDA has designated 51 counties across six states—Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas—as crop  disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive rain, flash flooding, and flooding that occurred from Nov. 1, 2015 through Jan. 12, 2016. Those counties are:

Arkansas. Baxter, Cleburne, Conway, Crawford, Crittenden, Cross, Faulkner, Franklin, Fulton, Garland, Hempstead, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Lee, Little River, Logan, Lonoke, Miller, Mississippi, Monroe, Montgomery, Newton, Perry, Poinsett, Pope, Prairie, Pulaski, Saline, Scott, Searcy, Sebastian, Sharp, St. Francis, Stone, Van Buren, White, Woodruff and Yell.

Louisiana. Bossier and Caddo.

Mississippi. DeSoto and Tunica.

Oklahoma. Le Flore and Sequoyah.

Tennessee. Shelby and Tipton.

Texas. Bowie and Cass.

Disasters caused by high winds and hail

USDA has designated seven counties in North Dakota as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by high winds and hail that occurred from June 23, 2015, through June 24, 2015. Those counties are:

North Dakota. Burke, Dunn, McKenzie, McLean, Mountrail, Ward and Williams.

All counties and city listed above were designated crop disaster areas on March 2, 2016.

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South Africa Facing its Hottest Year Ever

Posted by feww on November 10, 2015

Second Heatwave of Year Hits South Africa

The heatwave is forecast to persist until Thursday with maximum temperatures hovering around 40°C in the northeast of the country.

The extreme weather conditions are forecast to persist in South Africa throughout the summer. The country is facing what may be its hottest year ever, said a report, as its largest city Johannesburg [metro pop: 4.5 million] announces water restrictions.

The country has already experienced two seasons of below-normal rainfall. Consequently, farmers are forced to plant only 2.5 million hectares of maize, a 3.8 percent reduction from last year, said a report.

Authorities have declared the provinces of Kwazulu Natal and Free State as disaster areas due to drought.  Two additional areas—Limpopo and Mpumalanga— are also expected to declare agricultural disaster, the report added.

“South Africa’s first maize production forecast estimates the 2015 harvest to be the worst in eight years,” according to a UN report released earlier this year. The farmers stand to lose up to R10 billion this year.

Last year, the drought destroyed about a third of the nation’s maize crop.

 

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Crop Disasters Declared in 10 U.S. States

Posted by feww on November 5, 2015

Drought and deluge, excessive heat and high wind kill crops in dozens of counties across 10 states

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has declared crop disasters in 118 counties across 10 states due to losses and damages caused by extreme weather events.  The disaster designations are in the states of Virginia, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, North Carolina, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Delaware and Connecticut.

Disaster Areas: Designation #1 –  Drought 

USDA has designated a total of 19 counties in Connecticut and three neighboring states as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by drought that occurred from April 1, 2015, and continues. Those counties are:

  • Connecticut. Fairfield, Litchfield, Hartford, Middlesex, New Haven, New London Tolland and Windham.
  • Massachusetts. Berkshire, Hampden and Worcester
  • New York. Dutchess, Nassau, Putnam, Suffolk and Westchester
  • Rhode Island. Kent, Providence and Washington

Disaster Areas: Designation #2 –  Excessive rain and flooding

USDA has designated a total of 50 counties in North Carolina and two neighboring states as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive rain and flooding that occurred from Sept. 22, 2015, through Oct. 4, 2015. Those counties are:

  • North Carolina. Alamance, Anson, Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Cabarrus, Camden, Carteret, Caswell, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Franklin, Gates, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Martin, Mecklenburg, Moore, Nash, Northampton, Orange, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Person, Richmond, Robeson, Rockingham, Sampson, Scotland, Stanly, Union, Vance and Warren
  • South Carolina. Chesterfield and Lancaster
  • Virginia. Brunswick, Danville, Greensville, Halifax, Mecklenburg, Pittsylvania, Southampton and Suffolk

Multiple Crop Disasters in New Jersey and Neighboring States

Disaster Areas: Designation # 3 –  Excessive heat and drought

USDA has designated a total of 22 counties in New Jersey and neighboring states as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive heat and drought conditions that occurred from April 1, 2015, through Sept. 29, 2015. Those counties are:

  • New Jersey. Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Essex, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren
  • New York. Orange and Richmond
  • Pennsylvania. Bucks, Monroe, Philadelphia and Pike

Disaster Areas: Designation # 4 – Excessive rain, flash flooding, high winds and lightning

USDA has designated a total of 14 counties in New Jersey and neighboring states as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive rain, flash flooding, high winds and lightning that occurred from May 28, 2015, through July 15, 2015. Those counties are:

  • New Jersey.  Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester,  Ocean and Salem
  • Delaware. Kent, New Castle and Sussex
  • Pennsylvania. Delaware and Philadelphia

Disaster Areas: Designation # 5  Excessive heat and drought

USDA has designated a total of 13 counties in New Jersey and neighboring states as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive heat and drought conditions that occurred from July 16, 2015, through Sept. 29, 2015. Those counties are Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties.

  • New Jersey. Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean and Salem
  • Delaware. Kent, New Castle and Sussex
  • Pennsylvania. Delaware and Philadelphia

All counties listed above were designated natural disaster areas on Nov. 4, 2015.

Crop Disasters 2015

Beginning January 7, 2015 USDA has declared crop disasters in at least 3,618 counties and county equivalents across 46 States [as well as Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands]: Those states are Arizona, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode IslandSouth Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington and Wyoming.

  • About 99 percent of the 2015 crop disaster designations have been due to drought so far this year.

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.]

Notes:
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.

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More Crops Destroyed by EWE in Nine U.S. States

Posted by feww on October 29, 2015

Drought and deluge, winterkill and severe freeze destroy or damage crops in nine states

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has declared crop disasters in 147 counties across nine states—Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas—due to extreme weather events including drought, excessive rain, flooding, severe freeze and winterkill.

Crop Disaster Areas: Designation # 1  –  Drought 
USDA has designated 29 counties in Texas as crop disaster disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought. Those areas are:

  • Texas. Angelina, Borden, Brown, Callahan, Coke, Coleman, Concho, Fisher, Garza, Glasscock, Hardin, Howard, Kent, Liberty, McCulloch, Mitchell, Nolan, Polk, Reagan, Runnels, San Jacinto, Scurry, Sterling, Taylor, Tom Green, Trinity and Tyler counties.

Crop Disaster Areas: Designation # 2  –  Excessive Rain and Flooding
USDA has designated a total of 51 counties across three states—South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina—as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive rain and flooding that occurred from October 1, 2015, and continues. Those areas are:

  • South Carolina. Abbeville, Aiken, Allendale, Anderson, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Chester, Chesterfield, Clarendon, Colleton, Darlington, Dillon, Dorchester, Edgefield, Fairfield, Florence, Georgetown, Greenville, Greenwood, Hampton, Horry, Kershaw, Lancaster, Laurens, Lee, Lexington, Marion, Marlboro, McCormick, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, Spartanburg, Sumter, Union, Williamsburg and York counties.
  • Georgia. Burke, Columbia, Richmond and Screven counties.
  • North Carolina. Brunswick, Columbus, Mecklenburg, Robeson and Union counties.

Crop Disaster Areas: Designation # 3  –  Drought
USDA has designated 7 counties in Mississippi and Arkansas as crop disaster disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought. Those areas are:

  • Mississippi. Bolivar, Coahoma, Quitman, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, and Tunica counties.
  • Arkansas. Phillips County.

Crop Disaster Areas: Designation # 4  –  Winterkill
USDA has designated 14 counties in Minnesota as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by winterkill that occurred from April 25, 2015, through Sept. 10, 2015. Those areas are:

  • Minnesota. Becker, Beltrami, Benton, Cass, Clearwater, Crow Wing, Douglas, Hubbard, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Otter Tail, Stearns, Todd and Wadena counties.

Crop Disaster Areas: Designation # 5  – Severe Freezes
USDA has designated 4 counties in Colorado as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by severe freezes that occurred from April 2, 2015, through April 19, 2015.

  • Colorado. Delta, Gunnison, Mesa, and Montrose counties.

Crop Disaster Areas: Designation # 6  – Drought
USDA has designated a total of 42 counties in three states—ArkansasMississippi and Oklahoma—as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought. Those counties are:

  • Arkansas. Arkansas, Ashley, Bradley, Calhoun, Chicot, Clark, Cleveland, Dallas, Desha, Drew, Faulkner, Garland, Grant, Hempstead, Hot Spring, Howard, Jefferson, Lee, Lincoln, Lonoke, Monroe, Montgomery, Nevada, Ouachita, Perry, Phillips, Pike, Polk, Prairie, Pulaski, Saline, Scott, Sevier, St. Francis, White, Woodruff and Yell.
  • Mississippi. Bolivar, Coahoma and Tunica.
  • Oklahoma. Le Flore and McCurtain.

All counties and parishes listed above were designated natural disaster areas on Oct. 28, 2015.

Crop Disasters 2015

Beginning January 7, 2015 USDA has declared crop disasters in at least 3,500 counties Those states are Arizona, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington and Wyoming.

  • About 99 percent of the 2015 crop disaster designations have been due to drought so far this year.

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.]

Notes:
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.

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Drought, Deluge Destroy Crops in 12 States

Posted by feww on October 22, 2015

Crop Disasters Declared in Arkansas, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, N. Carolina, Oklahoma, S. Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Wyoming

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated a total 257 counties and parishes across 12 states as crop disaster areas due to drought and other extreme weather events.

Drought Crop Disaster Areas: Designation # 1

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 23 additional counties and parishes in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought. Those areas are:

  • Arkansas.  Ashley, Chicot, Clark, Columbia, Desha, Drew, Hempstead, Howard, Lafayette, Little River, Miller, Montgomery, Nevada, Ouachita, Pike, Polk and Sevier counties.
  • Louisiana. East Carroll, Morehouse and West Carroll parishes.
  • Mississippi. Bolivar, Issaquena and Washington counties.

Drought Crop Disaster Areas: Designation # 2

USDA has designated 56 additional parishes and counties in Louisiana,  Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought. Those areas are:

  • Louisiana. Acadia, Allen, Ascension, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Caldwell, Catahoula, Concordia, De-Soto, East-Baton, East-Carroll, East-Feliciana, Evangeline, Franklin,  Grant, Iberville, Jefferson-Davis, Lafayette, LaSalle, Livingston, Madison, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Pointe-Coupee, Rapides, Richland, Rouge, Sabine, St-Helena, St-Landry, St.John-the-Baptist, St.Martin, St.Tammany, Tangipahoa, Tensas, Vernon,  Washington, West-Baton-Rouge, West-Carroll, West-Feliciana and Winn parishes.
  • Arkansas. Chicot County.
  • Mississippi. Adams, Issaquena, Pearl River, Warren, Amite, Jefferson, Pike, Wilkinson, Claiborne, Marion and Walthall counties.
  • Texas. Newton, Sabine and Shelby counties.

Drought Crop Disaster Areas: Designation # 3

USDA has designated 57 additional counties and parishes in Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought. Those areas are:

  • Mississippi. Adams, Amite, Attala, Bolivar, Carroll, Choctaw, Claiborne, Clarke, Coahoma, Copiah, Covington, Forrest, Franklin, Grenada, Hancock, Harrison, Jasper, Jefferson, Jefferson-Davis, Jones, Kemper, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Leake, Lincoln, Marion, Montgomery, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Pearl-River, Perry, Pike, Scott, Simpson, Smith, Stone, Sunflower, Walthall, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Wilkinson ans Winston counties.
  • Louisiana. Concordia, East Feliciana, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Tensas, Washington, and West Feliciana parishes.
  • Arkansas. Chicot, Desha and Phillips counties.

Drought Crop Disaster Areas: Designation # 4

USDA has designated 10 counties in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought. Those areas are:

  • Montana. Broadwater, Gallatin, Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, Madison, Meagher and Park counties.
  • Idaho. Fremont County.
  • Wyoming. Park and Teton counties.

Drought Crop Disaster Areas: Designation # 5

USDA has designated 17 counties in Oklahoma and Texas as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought. Those areas are:

  • Oklahoma. Atoka, Bryan, Carter, Choctaw, Coal, Johnson, Latimer, Le Flore, Marshall, McCurtain, Murray, Pittsburg, Pontotoc and Pushmataha counties.
  • Texas. Fannin, Grayson and Lamar counties.

Drought Crop Disaster Areas: Designation # 6

USDA has designated 46 counties in Texas as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought. Those areas are:

  • Texas. Blanco, Borden, Caldwell, Camp, Cherokee, Coke, Coleman, Comal, Concho, Crockett, Crosby, Dickens, Fisher, Franklin, Garza, Gregg, Guadalupe, Hays, Henderson, Hopkins, Howard, Irion, Jones, Kent, Kimble, King, McCulloch, Menard, Mitchell, Nolan, Rains, Reagan, Runnels, Rusk, Schleicher, Scurry, Smith, Sterling, Stonewall, Sutton, Taylor, Tom Green, Travis, Upshur, Van Zandt and Wood counties.

Crop Disaster Areas: Designation # 7

USDA has designated 48 counties in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive rain and flooding that occurred from Sept. 22, 2015, through Oct. 4, 2015. Those areas are:

  • North Carolina. Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Caldwell, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Halifax, Harnett, Hyde, Iredell, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, NewHanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Surry, Tyrrell, Washington, Watauga, Wayne, Wilkes, Wilson and Yadkin counties.
  • South Carolina. Dillon and Horry counties.
  • Tennessee. Johnson County.
  • Virginia. Grayson County.

All counties listed above were designated natural disaster areas on Oct. 21, 2015 .

Crop Disasters 2015

Beginning January 7, 2015 USDA has declared crop disasters in at least 3,353 counties and county equivalents across 43 States [as well as Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands]: Arizona, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, Wyoming.

  • About 99 percent of the 2015 crop disaster designations are due to drought so far this year.

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.]

Notes:
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.

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Drought, Freeze… Kill Crops in 173 Counties across 7 States

Posted by feww on October 16, 2015

Crop Disasters Declared in Arkansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated a total 173 counties and parishes across seven states as crop disaster areas due to drought, freeze, as well as other extreme weather events.

Crop Disaster Areas: Designation # 1
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 11 counties in Arkansas and Oklahoma as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought. Those areas are:

  • Arkansas. Bradley, Calhoun, Cleveland, Dallas, Howard, Little River, Ouachita, Polk, Sevier and Union counties
  • Oklahoma. McCurtain County.

Crop Disaster Areas: Designation # 2
USDA has designated seven parishes in the State of Louisiana as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought:

  • Louisiana. Bienville, Grant, La Salle, Caldwell, Jackson, Natchitoches and Winn parishes.

Crop Disaster Areas: Designation # 3                         7

USDA has designated a total of 68  counties in Michigan and Ohio as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive snow, freeze, frost and prolonged periods of extremely cold temperatures that occurred from Jan. 1, 2015, through June 3, 2015. Those areas are:

  • Michigan. Alger, Allegan, Antrim, Arenac, Baraga, Barry, Bay, Benzie, Berrien, Cass, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Chippewa, St. Clair, Clare, Clinton, Crawford, Delta, Dickinson, Eaton, Genesee, Gladwin, Ingham, Iron, Isabella, Jackson, St. Joseph, Kalamazoo, Kalkaska, Kent, Lake, Lapeer, Leelanau, Lenawee, Livingston, Luce, Mackinac, Macomb, Manistee, Marquette, Mason, Mecosta, Menominee, Midland, Missaukee, Monroe, Montcalm, Montmorency, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oakland, Oceana, Osceola, Oscoda, Otsego, Ottawa, Roscommon, Saginaw, Sanilac, Schoolcraft, Shiawassee, Grand, Travers,e Tuscola, Van Buren,Washtenaw, Wayne  and Wexford counties.
  • Ohio. Lucas County.

Crop Disaster Areas: Designation # 4

USDA has designated a total of 37 counties and parishes in Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought. Those areas are:

  • Mississippi. Amite, Attala, Bolivar, Carroll, Choctaw, Claiborne, Coahoma, Copiah, Franklin, Grenada, Hinds, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Jefferson, Jefferson-Davis, Lawrence, Leake, Leflore, Lincoln, Madison, Marion, Montgomery, Neshoba, Pike, Rankin, Sharkey, Simpson, Sunflower, Tallahatchie,  Walthall, Warren, Washington, Winston and Yazoo counties.
  • Arkansas. Chicot County.
  • Louisiana. Tensas Parish.

Crop Disaster Areas: Designation # 5

USDA has designated  38 counties in Texas as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought. Those areas are:

  • Texas. Austin, Bastrop, Blanco, Brazos, Burnet, Caldwell, Colorado, Dimmitt, Edwards, Fayette, Frio, Gonzales, Grimes, Hays, Hopkins, Houston, Hunt, Kinney, La Salle, Lavaca, Lee, Madison, Maverick, Montgomery, Rains, San Jacinto, Travis Trinity Uvalde, Val Verde, Van Zandt, Walker, Waller, Washington, Webb, Williamson, Wood  and Zavala counties.

Crop Disaster Areas: Designation # 6

USDA has designated 12 counties in Oklahoma and Texas as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought. Those areas are:

  • Oklahoma. Atoka, Bryan, Carter, Choctaw, Johnston, Love, Marshall, McCurtain and Pushmataha counties.
  • Texas. Grayson, Lamar and Red River counties.

All areas listed above were designated natural disaster areas on Oct. 14, 2015.

Crop Disasters 2015

Beginning January 7, 2015 USDA has declared crop disasters in at least 3,096 counties and county equivalents across 43 States [as well as Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands]: Arizona, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, Wyoming.

  • About 99 percent of the 2015 crop disaster designations are due to drought so far this year.

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.]

Notes:
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.

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Drought Destroys or Damages Crops in Three U.S. States

Posted by feww on October 8, 2015

Crop disasters declared in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated a total of at least 35 counties across three states—Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas—as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by drought. Those counties are:

Drought Crop Disaster Areas – Disaster Designation #1 (total of 20 counties)

  • Arkansas. Ashley, Bradley, Calhoun, Clark, Cleveland, Columbia, Dallas, Drew, Hempstead, Lafayette, Little River, Miller, Nevada, Ouachita and Union counties.
  • Louisiana. Bossier, Caddo and Webster parishes.
  • Texas. Bowie and Cass counties.

Drought Crop Disaster Areas – Disaster Designation #2 (total of 15 counties)

  • Texas. Anderson, Atascosa, Bexar, Cherokee, Ellis, Freestone, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Henderson, Karnes, Kaufman, Navarro, Smith, Van Zandt and Wilson counties.

All counties listed above were designated as crop disaster areas on Oct. 7, 2015.

USDA has issued a correction for counties in Mississippi designated as crop disaster areas on September 23, 2015, in release number 0139.15. The correction is posted at http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/newsReleases

Crop Disasters 2015

Beginning January 7, 2015 USDA has declared crop disasters in at least 2,923 (2891+35-3) counties and county equivalents across 43 States [as well as Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands]: Arizona, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, Wyoming.

  • About 99 percent of the 2015 crop disaster designations are due to drought so far this year.

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.]

Notes:
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.

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Crop Disasters Declared across Multiple Areas

Posted by feww on October 1, 2015

[The following list, as provided by USDA, appears to be woefully erroneous and incomplete. The listings are unverified and there may be other errors in addition to the ones already highlighted. —Editor]

Drought destroys crops in 81* counties across nine* states

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated a total of at least 81 counties across nine states as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought. Those counties are:

Drought Crop Disaster Areas – Disaster Designation #1 (total of 7 counties)

  • Arkansas. Hempstead, Howard, Little River, Miller and Sevier counties.
  • Oklahoma. McCurtain County.
  • Texas. Bowie County.

Drought Crop Disaster Areas – Disaster Designation #2 (total of 9 parishes)

  • Louisiana. Bienville, De Soto, Grant, Natchitoches, Rapides, Red River, Sabine, Vernon and Winn parishes.

*Drought Crop Disaster Areas – Disaster Designation #3 (at least 5 counties)

  • Maine. Carroll, Cumberland, Rockingham, Strafford Park and York counties.
  • New Hampshire.

[We’re unable to locate “Strafford Park County” on the map. However, there’s a Strafford County in the neighboring state of New Hampshire. Also Carroll and Rockingham counties are located in NH and NOT in Maine. The list provided by USDA appears to be woefully erroneous and incomplete. The listings are unverified and there may be other errors in addition to the ones already highlighted. —Editor]

Drought Crop Disaster Areas – Disaster Designation #4 (at least 17 counties)

  • Mississippi. Attala, Copiah, Covington, Hinds, Jasper, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Lawrence, Leake, Madison, Neshoba, Newton, Rankin,  Scott, Simpson, Smith and Winston and counties.

Drought Crop Disaster Areas – Disaster Designation #5 (at least 18 counties)

  • North Carolina. Anson, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Cabarrus, Henderson, McDowell, Mecklenburg, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Stanly, Union and Yancey counties.
  • South Carolina. Chesterfield, Greenville, Lancaster and Spartanburg counties.

Drought Crop Disaster Areas – Disaster Designation #6 (at least 9 counties)

  • Oklahoma. Choctaw, Le Flore, McCurtain, and Pushmataha counties.
  • Arkansas. Little River, Polk and Sevier counties.
  • Texas. Bowie and Red River counties.

Drought Crop Disaster Areas – Disaster Designation #7 (at least 11 counties)

  • South Carolina. Cherokee, Chester, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Laurens, Newberry, Richland,  Spartanburg, Union and York counties.

Drought Crop Disaster Areas – Disaster Designation #8 (at least 5  counties)

  • Texas.  Greg, Harrison, Rusk, Smith and Upshur counties.

All counties listed above were designated as crop disaster areas on Sept. 30, 2015.

Crop Disasters 2015

Beginning January 7, 2015 USDA has declared crop disasters in at least 2,890 counties and county equivalents across 43 States [as well as Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands]: Arizona, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, Wyoming.

  • About 99 percent of the 2015 crop disaster designations are due to drought so far this year.

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.]

Notes:
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.

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Crop Disasters Declared across CONUS, Puerto Rico September 25, 2015

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Drought Destroys Crops in U.S. West, Puerto Rico

Posted by feww on August 6, 2015

Drought destroys crops in 5 states and Puerto Rico

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 80 counties across five states—California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington—and 8 municipalities in Puerto Rico as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by drought.

Crop Disaster Areas – Designation #1

  • Idaho: Adams, Boise, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Custer, Gem, Idaho, Latah, LemhiLewis, Nez Perce and Valley counties.
  • Montana: Lincoln, Missoula and Ravalli counties.
  • Oregon: Wallowa County.
  • Washington: Asotin, Pend Oreille and Whitman counties.

Crop Disaster Areas – Designation #2

  • Oregon: Benton, Clatsop, Columbia, Coos, Curry, Deschutes, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Polk, Tillamook, Washington and Yamhill counties.
  • California: Del Norte and Siskiyou counties.

Crop Disaster Areas – Designation #3

  • Washington: Adams, Asotin, Chelan, Clallam, Clark, Columbia, Cowlitz, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lewis, Lincoln, Mason, Okanogan, Pacific, Pierce, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Spokane, Stevens, Thurston, Wahkiakum, Whatcom, Whitman and Yakima counties.
  • Idaho: Benewah, Latah and Nez Perce counties.
  • Oregon: Hood River, Multnomah and Wallowa counties.

Crop Disaster Areas – Designation #4

  • Puerto Rico: Aibonito, Arroyo, Cayey, Coamo, Guayama, Patillas, Salinas and Santa Isabel municipalities.

Crop Disasters 2015

Beginning January 7, 2015 USDA has declared crop disasters in at least 1,692 counties, or county equivalents, across 26 States: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington and Wyoming.

USDA has also designated 8 additional municipalities in Puerto Rico as drought disaster areas.

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.]

Notes:
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 August 5, 2015 .

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Extreme Weather Events Destroy Crops in 10 States

Posted by feww on July 30, 2015

Drought, excessive rain, tornadoes… destroy crops in 104 counties across 10 states

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 104  counties and parishes across ten  states—Arkansas, Idaho, Louisiana,  Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah—as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by extreme weather events.

Crop Disaster Designation #1

USDA has designated 17 counties in six states as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought.

State of Idaho: Benewah, Blaine, Bonner, Cassia, Clearwater, Jerome, Kootenai, Latah, Minidoka, Oneida, Power, Shoshone and Twin Falls counties.

Montana: Mineral and Sanders counties.

Nevada: Elko County.

Utah: Box Elder County.

Crop Disaster Designation #2

USDA has designated 87 counties in six states as crop disaster areas due to the combined effects of excessive rain, flash flooding, flooding, hail, high winds, lightning and tornadoes that occurred during the period of March 1, 2015, and continues.

State of Arkansas: Arkansas, Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Clark, Clay, Cleburne, Cleveland, Columbia, Conway, Craighead, Crawford, Crittenden, Cross, Desha, Faulkner, Franklin, Fulton, Garland, Grant, Greene, Hempstead, Howard, Independence, Izard, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Lafayette, Lawrence, Lee, Lincoln, Little River, Logan, Lonoke, Madison, Miller, Mississippi, Monroe, Montgomery, Nevada, Newton, Ouachita, Perry, Phillips, Pike, Poinsett, Polk, Pope, Prairie, Pulaski, Randolph, Saline, Scott, Searcy, Sebastian, Sevier, Sharp, St. Francis, Stone, Union, Van Buren, Washington, White, Woodruff and Yell counties.

Louisiana: Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne and Webster parishes.

Mississippi: Bolivar, Coahoma and Tunica counties.

Missouri: Barry, Dunklin, Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Taney and Stone counties.

Oklahoma: Adair, Le Flore, McCurtain and Sequoyah counties.

Texas: Bowie and Cass counties.

Crop Disasters 2015

Beginning January 7, 2015 USDA has declared crop disasters in at least 1,604 counties, or county equivalents, across 26 States: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington and Wyoming.

USDA has also designated 14 municipalities in Puerto Rico as drought disaster areas.

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.]

Notes:
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 29, 2015 .

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Crop Disasters Declared in Six States

Posted by feww on July 23, 2015

Crops destroyed by drought, excessive rain, flooding, high winds and hail

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 49 counties and parishes across six states—Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oregon, Texas, and Washington—as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by drought (Oregon and Washington), and excessive rain, flooding, high winds and hail in the other four states.

Crop Disaster Designation #1  due to damages and losses caused by the combined effects of excessive rain, flooding, high winds and hail that occurred from April 27, 2015, through June 26, 2015.

The disaster areas in Louisiana are the parishes of Allen, Ascension, Assumption, Avoyelles, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Caldwell, Catahoula, Concordia, De Soto, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Franklin, Grant, Iberia, Iberville, La Salle, Madison, Natchitoches, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, Red River, Richland, Sabine, St. Helena, St. Landry, St. Martin, Tensas, Vernon, Webster, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana and Winn.

Other disaster area are as follows:

  • Arkansas. Lafayette and Miller counties.
  • Mississippi. Amite and Wilkinson counties.
  • Texas. Cass, Harrison, Marion and Panola counties.

Crop Disaster Designation #2 due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought.

  • Oregon. Clackamas, Hood River, Multnomah and Wasco counties.
  • Washington. Klickitat and Skamania counties.

Crop Disasters 2015

Beginning January 7, 2015 USDA has declared crop disasters in at least 1,500 counties, or county equivalents, across 25 states: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington and Wyoming.

USDA has also designated 14 municipalities in Puerto Rico as drought disaster areas.

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.]

Notes:
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 22, 2015 .

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Drought Destroys Crops in Florida, Idaho , Montana, Utah, Washington & Puerto Rico

Posted by feww on July 16, 2015

Drought Disaster: Crop Disasters Declared for 90 U.S. counties and municipalities

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 76 additional counties across five states—Florida, Idaho, Montana, Utah and Washington—as well as 14 municipalities in Puerto Rico, as crop disaster areas due to losses caused by drought.

The disaster designations are as follows:

Drought Crop Disaster Designation #1

  • Florida: Broward, Collier, Hendry, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach counties.

Drought Crop Disaster Designation #2

  • Idaho: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Lewis, Latah, Nez Perce and Shoshone counties.
  • Montana: Lincoln, Mineral, Missoula and Sanders counties.
  • Washington: Pend Oreille, Spokane and Whitman counties.

Drought Crop Disaster Designation #3

  • Montana: Beaverhead, Broadwater, Cascade, Chouteau, Deer Lodge, Flathead, Glacier, Granite, Jefferson, Lake, Lewis and Clark, Liberty, Lincoln, Madison, Meagher, Mineral, Missoula, Pondera, Powell, Ravalli, Sanders, Silver Bow, Teton and Toole counties.
  • Idaho: Bonner, Clark, Fremont, Lemhi, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho and Shoshone counties.

Drought Crop Disaster Designation #4

  • Puerto Rico: Aguas Buenas, Caguas, Canovanas, Carolina, Cayey, Cidra, Gurabo, Juncos, Las Piedras, Patillas, San Juan, San Lorenzo, Trujillo Alto and Yabucoa municipalities.

Drought Crop Disaster Designation #5

  • Utah: Duchesne, Salt Lake, Summit, Utah and Wasatch counties.

Drought Crop Disaster Designation #6

  • Washington:  Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Grant, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Skagit, Spokane, Stevens, Whatcom and Whitman counties.

Crop Disasters 2015

Beginning January 7, 2015 USDA has declared crop disasters in at least 1,451 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.

USDA has also designated 14 municipalities in Puerto Rico as drought disaster areas.

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.]

Notes:
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 15, 2015 .

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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.

Week None D0-D4 D1-D4 D2-D4 D3-D4 D4
2015-07-07 22.40 77.60 61.14 43.04 18.87 7.26
2015-06-30 23.90 76.10 60.38 39.01 17.13 7.26

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California: No change reported!

Week None D0-D4 D1-D4 D2-D4 D3-D4 D4
2015-07-07 0.14 99.86 98.71 94.59 71.08 46.73
2015-06-30 0.14 99.86 98.71 94.59 71.08 46.73

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Oregon

Week None D0-D4 D1-D4 D2-D4 D3-D4 D4
2015-07-07 0.00 100.00 100.00 83.71 34.09 0.00
2015-06-30 0.00 100.00 98.60 83.66 34.09 0.00

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Washington State

Week None D0-D4 D1-D4 D2-D4 D3-D4 D4
2015-07-07 0.00 100.00 100.00 86.14 0.00 0.00
2015-06-30 0.00 100.00 92.52 45.79 0.00 0.00

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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.]

Notes:
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 .

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Drought Destroys Crops in Six U.S. States

Posted by feww on July 2, 2015

Crop disasters declared for 38 counties across six states

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated a total of 38 counties in six states:  Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming—as crop disaster areas due to losses caused by drought.

Disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought (Designation #1)

  • Idaho: Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Clark, Elmore, Fremont, Gooding, Jefferson, Jerome, Madison, Minidoka, Lincoln,  and Teton counties.
  • Montana:  Beaverhead, Gallatin and Madison counties.
  • Wyoming: Teton County.

Disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought (Designation #2)

  • Utah: Daggett, Duchesne, Morgan, Rich, Salt Lake, Summit and Wasatch counties.
  • Wyoming: Sweetwater and Uinta counties.

Disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought (Designation #3)

  • Washington: Asotin, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Garfield, Grant, King, Kittitas, Pierce, Whitman and Yakima counties.
  • Oregon: Wallowa County.

Crop Disasters 2015

Beginning January 7, 2015 USDA has declared crop disasters in at least 1,367 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.]

Notes:
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 1, 2015 .

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Drought and Deluge, Hail and Severe Freezing Destroy Crops in 7 States

Posted by feww on June 25, 2015

Crop disasters declared for 70 counties across seven states

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated a total of 70 counties in seven states:  Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming—as crop disaster areas due to losses caused by multiple disasters including drought, severe flooding and hail, as well as severe  freezing.

Disaster Designations due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought

  • Washington. Adams, Benton, Columbia, Douglas Franklin, Garfield, Grant, King, Klickitat, Kittitas, Lewis, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pierce, Skamania,Walla Walla,Whitman and  Yakima counties.
  • Oregon Gilliam, Hood River, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Wallowa and Wasco counties.

Disaster Designations due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought

  • Oregon. Baker, Gilliam, Grant, Morrow Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco and Wheeler counties.
  • Idaho. Adams, Idaho and Nez Perce counties.
  • Washington. Asotin, Benton, Columbia, Garfield, Klickitat and Walla Walla counties.

Disaster Designations due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought

  • Idaho. Bingham, Butte, Bonneville, Clark, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhiand, and Madison  counties.
  • Montana. Beaverhead County.

Disaster Designations due to losses caused by severe flooding and hail that occurred on June 3, 2015, and continues

  • Wyoming. Converse, Goshen, Niobrara, Platte and Weston counties.
  • Nebraska. Sioux County.
  • South Dakota. Cluster and Fall River counties.

Disaster Designations due to damages and losses caused by severe freezing that occurred from Nov. 13, 2014, through Jan. 2, 2015

  • Oregon. Clackamas, Gilliam, Hood River, Jefferson, Marion, Sherman, Wasco and Wheeler counties.
  • Washington. Klickitat County.

Crop Disasters 2015

Beginning January 7, 2015 USDA has declared crop disasters in at least 1,329 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.]

Notes:
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 five disaster designations posted above were approved by USDA on June 24, 2015 (posted on their website on June 25).

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Crop Disasters Declared in Three States

Posted by feww on June 19, 2015

Crop disasters declared for 26 counties across three states

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated a total of 26 counties in three states: The Carolinas and Idaho—as crop disaster areas due to losses caused by the worsening drought and Freezing condition.

Disaster Designation due to damages and losses caused by a recent drought

  • Idaho. Blaine, Cassia, Camas, Elmore, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka and Twin Falls counties.

Disaster Designation due to damages and losses caused by freezing conditions that occurred from Jan. 8,, 2015, through March 29, 2015

  • South Carolina. Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Chester, Fairfield, Greenville, Laurens, Newberry, Pickens, Spartanburg, Union and York counties.
  • North Carolina. Cleveland, Henderson, Polk, Rutherford and Transylvania counties.

Crop Disasters 2015

Beginning January 7, 2015 USDA has declared crop disasters in at least 1,259 counties across 19 states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington.

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.]

Notes:
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 June 17, 2015 (posted on their website on June 19).

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Drought Disaster Declared for Counties in Two States

Posted by feww on June 12, 2015

Crop Disasters Declared for 9 Additional Counties across Oregon, Washington

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated a total of nine counties in two states—Oregon and Washington—as crop disaster areas due to losses caused by the worsening drought.

The disaster designations are as follows:

  • Oregon. Clackamas, Gilliam, Hood River, Jefferson, Marion, Sherman, Wasco, and Wheeler counties.
  • Washington. Klickitat County.

Crop Disasters 2015

Beginning January 7, 2015 USDA has declared crop disasters in at least 1,233 counties across 17 states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington.

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.]

Notes:
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 June 10, 2015 and posted on their website on June 11.

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Drought Destroys More Crops in Idaho, Oregon, Utah

Posted by feww on June 4, 2015

Drought Crop Disasters Declared for 15  Counties across Three States

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated a total of 15 additional counties in three  states—Idaho, Oregon and Utah—as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by the ongoing drought.

The disaster designations are for the following areas:

  • Idaho:  Adams, Gem, Idaho, Valley and Washington counties.
  • Oregon: Baker and Wallowa counties.
  • Utah: Piute, Sevier, Beaver, Emery, Garfield, Millard, Sanpete and Wayne counties.

Crop Disasters 2015

Beginning January 7, 2015 USDA has declared crop disasters in at least 1,224 counties across 16 states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia.

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.]

Notes:
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 June 3, 2015 and posted on their website in two separate declarations.

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Drought Disaster Declared in 36 Thai Provinces

Posted by feww on June 3, 2015

Drought plagues about half of Thailand

Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) has declared drought disaster in 36 provinces that are in need of emergency aid, including 8 provinces classified as severe disaster areas.

The disaster areas include 12 provinces in the north, 10 in the northeast, three in the east, four in the south and a further seven in central Thailand.

The 8 severe drought disaster areas include Chanthaburi, Chiang Mai, Nakhon Sawan, Phitsanulok, Phrae, Saraburi, Sa Kaeo and Trang.

Some 254 districts are facing water shortages, said the national News Bureau of Thailand.

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Crop Disasters Declared in Nevada, Utah

Posted by feww on May 28, 2015

Drought destroys more crops in 11 areas across two states

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 11 additional areas (10 counties and Carson City) across two states—Nevada and Utah—as crop disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by ongoing drought.

Crop disasters have  occurred in the following areas:

  • Nevada.  Storey, Lyon, Lincoln, Washoe counties and Carson City.
  • Utah. Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Millard, Piute and Sevier counties.

Crop Disasters 2015

Beginning January 7, 2015 USDA has declared crop disasters in at least an 1,209 counties (and county-equivalent areas) across 20 states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia.

Majority 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.]

Notes:
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 May 27, 2015 and posted on their website as two separate declarations.

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