Drought Prompting Disaster Declarations
Associated Press - Thu 08:28 AM 07/12/2012
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will declare 82 Kansas counties hit hard by drought as federal disaster areas.
Governor Sam Brownback's office says the disaster designation, effective Thursday, makes agricultural producers eligible for
federal disaster assistance for lost crops and livestock.
Primary disasters are being declared in 66 Kansas counties, and 16 neighboring counties will also receive disaster designations.
Kansas Disaster Designations:
Allen, Anderson, Barber, Barton, Bourbon, Butler, Chautquaua, Cheyenne, Clark, Coffey, Comanche, Cowley, Crawford, Decatur, Edwards, Elk, Finney, Ford, Gove, Graham, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Greenwood, Hamilton, Harper, Harvey, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kearney, Kingman, Kiowa, Labette, Lane, Linn, Logan, Lyon, McPherson, Meade, Montgomery, Morton, Neosho, Ness, Norton, Pawnee, Phillips, Pratt, Rawlins, Reno, Rice, Rooks, Scott, Sedgwick, Seward, Sheridan, Sherman, Stafford, Stanton, Stevens, Sumner, Thomas, Trego, Wallace, Wichita, Wilson and Woodson
Chase, Cherokee, Dickinson, Ellis, Ellsworth, Franklin, Marion, Morris, Miami, Osage, Osborne, Rush, Russell, Saline, Smith and Wabaunsee