Drought

Additional Wyoming Counties Designated Drought Disaster
Sixteen Wyoming counties are now designated as primary natural disaster areas due to drought. Governor Matt Mead requested these designations and the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, has signed off on the designation for 16 counties with 6 others qualifying for assistance because they are…
Aid Offered For Wyoming Drought
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Small, nonfarm businesses in 10 Wyoming counties are now eligible to apply for low interest federal disaster loans from the U. S. Small Business Administration. The federal loans are to help offset economic losses because of the drought this year. Counties eligible for t…
53% Of The U.S. In Moderate Drought Or Worse
The July 17, 2012, U.S. Drought Monitor map showed increases in the area of the United States in all categories of drought, setting a record for the third consecutive week for the total area of the country in drought during the 12-year history of the map...
16 Wyoming Counties Qualify For Disaster Declaration
The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, designated two more counties as primary natural disaster areas due to drought. This brings the total number of primary designation counties to eight while eight other counties qualify for assistance as contiguous to the primary counties. Governor Mead …
Obama Gets Briefing On Drought
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s most widespread drought in decades is on President Barack Obama’s agenda Wednesday. The president will meet with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to discuss the government’s response to the drought that’s covering more than half of t…
U.S. Drought Grows To Cover Widest Area Since 1956
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new report shows the drought gripping the United States is the widest since 1956. The monthly State of the Climate drought report released Monday by the National Climactic Data Center says 55 percent of the continental U.S. is in a moderate to extreme drought. That’…
Torrington Livestock Sales 940% Over Normal
(Associated Press) Normally the Torrington Livestock market sells about 3,500 head of cattle in May. This year, it sold more than 18,000, said Michael Schmitt, one of the market’s owners. In June, it normally moves about 1,800. This year, it sold more than 17,000 head. The dry weather is forc…
Several Counties Qualify For Drought Assistance
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared several Wyoming counties eligible for federal disaster assistance because of drought conditions. The Associated Press reports farmers and ranchers in Hot Springs, Fremont, Park and Washakie counties may qualify for emergency …

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