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Augusta County farmers eligible for USDA assistance due to ongoing drought

Crystal Graham
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Augusta County farmers affected by the drought may be eligible for assistance from the USDA.

Farmers are eligible to apply for Farm Service Agency assistance, including emergency loans, to help mitigate the challenges posed by the ongoing drought.

Livestock producers may qualify for a Livestock Forage Disaster program.

Augusta County was recently designated as a drought disaster area by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Farmers should have up-to-date acreage reports along with additional reporting requirements to qualify for the program.

For more information, visit 70 Dick Huff Lane or call (540) 248-6218.

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.