Julia A. Wickard, State Executive Director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Indiana announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated an additional 2 counties to the original 64 counties in Indiana as primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by extreme drought. “Each week, new counties are added through the U.S. Drought Monitor FAST TRACK Secretarial designation process,” said Wickard. “These are extraordinary times for Indiana farmers and many are anxious to see the results of the USDA NASS August 2012 Crop Report next week.”
The 2 new counties are indicated with an asterisk:
One additional county also qualifies for natural disaster assistance because it is contiguous to a designated county. The new county is indicated with an asterisk.