Caddo, DeSoto farmers can apply for drought aid - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports

Caddo, DeSoto farmers can apply for drought aid

Updated:

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry says farmers in Caddo and DeSoto parishes may be eligible for federal drought assistance.

That's because they're adjacent to Panola County, one of four Texas counties that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated primary natural disaster areas because of drought. The others are Polk, Trinity and Walker.

Texas counties bordering on those four are Angelina, Grimes, Hardin, Harrison, Houston, Liberty, Madison, Montgomery, Rusk and San Jacinto, Shelby and Tyler.

Farmers in eligible areas have eight months to apply for loans to help cover actual losses from drought.

Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain said Thursday that unpredictable weather can wreak havoc on farmers, and any help they can get will help them stay in business.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

Powered by WorldNow

Fox 8 WVUE-TV
Louisiana Media Company, LLC.
1025 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway
New Orleans, LA 70125

General Number: (504) 486-6161
News Tips: (504) 483-1503
News Room Fax: (504) 483-1543

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVUE. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
WVUE's Public Inspection File can now be accessed online. To access the online public inspection file click here: https://stations.fcc.gov/station-profile/wvue-dt.