USA: Texas declared agriculture disaster area
Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman has declared the entire state of Texas an agriculture disaster area, making producers eligible for USDA emergency farm loans because of losses caused by drought, excessive heat, and other disasters that occurred during 2000.
"The excessive heat and drought have made a devastating year for farmers in Texas and all over the south," said Glickman. "USDA is working to help farmers in Texas and other states during these difficult times."
Various counties in adjacent states are also eligible. The Farm Service Agency has a variety of programs available, in addition to the emergency loan program, to help eligible farmers recover.
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