USDA Declares Kentucky a Natural Disaster Area

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared every Kentucky county a natural disaster area due to extreme drought conditions.

In September, Senator McConnell sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns in support of Kentucky's request for disaster designation.

The current drought condition, combined with frigid temperatures over Easter weekend, devastated many agriculture products.

The drought also impacted Kentucky's cattle producers who are struggling to secure adequate pasture and hay for their herds.

Kentucky farmers interested in applying for the assistance should contact their local farm service agency office for further information.

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