Drought news: USDA emergency assistance now available for southeastern Colorado farmers

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From the La Junta Tribune-Democrat:

Emergency assistance is available to farmers and ranchers in southeastern Colorado counties that have been hard-hit by drought. The assistance is through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. As requested by Gov. John Hickenlooper, the USDA has declared a drought-related disaster in Baca, Crowley and Otero counties. As a result, farmers in those three counties — as well as the surrounding counties of Bent, El Paso, Kiowa, Las Animas, Lincoln, Prowers and Pueblo — are eligible to be considered for the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program and Service Agency emergency loans.

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