CHEYENNE – This dry summer hasn’t been kind to growers and ranchers for the majority of the state.
Due to drought conditions, Gov. Matt Mead has asked U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to issue an agriculture disaster declaration for the entire state except Teton County. If the request is granted, Wyoming producers could receive federal emergency assistance.
“Wyoming farmers and ranchers are struggling to work through serious impacts caused by drought,” Gov. Mead wrote to Vilsack. “Over the past month, county commissioners throughout Wyoming have requested agricultural disaster designations for the 2012 agricultural production year. After consultation with the Wyoming Farm Service Agency it is clear that every Wyoming county with the exception of Teton County has suffered grazing loss and dryland hay loss in excess of the disaster threshold.”
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