Local Farmers Plagued By Drought Eligible For Disaster Relief


Local farmers plagued by drought eligible for disaster relief

Farmers in Muscogee, Chattahoochee and Stewart counties are eligible for disaster relief as a result of the drought plaguing the region.
U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop, D-Albany, made the announcement in a news release from his communications director, Jonathan Black. The designation came in a letter from U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack, in accordance with Section 321(a) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act, according to the news release.
Bishop expressed gratitude for the help but wants Vilsack to authorize more.
“I am pleased that Secretary Vilsack recognized the need for drought assistance in areas of Southwest …

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