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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.

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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