Drought-stricken farmers in 63 Missouri counties are eligible for federal assistance after the U.S. Department of Agriculture today issued a primary natural disaster area designation. An additional 32 counties have been designated as contiguous disaster counties. It’s part of a disaster declaration drought that has gripped the nation’s midsection for a couple of years. A disaster designation allows eligible farmers to be considered for assistance from the USDA Farm Service Agency, including FSA emergency loans.
Adair and surrounding counties are included in a wide-ranging disaster declaration that stretches nearly coast-to-coast.