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County farmers, ranchers eligible for federal relief


A recent disaster designation due to drought in neighboring Wasco County has prompted federal disaster relief for farmers and ranchers in Klickitat County, owing to its proximity to the primary designated county.

Virginia Amidon, Farm Service Agency County Executive Director for Klickitat County, explained that while designations are by county, drought conditions can affect farmers and ranchers in areas bordering the designated counties.

“As you experience damage or crop losses, contact our Farm Service Agency office,” Amidon said.

A Secretarial (Secretary of Agriculture) Disaster Designation was automatically activated on June 10, 2015 when Wasco County reached a D2 drought condit...

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