Disaster Designation in 22 (AND 26 more) Georgia Counties.

The drought that began in December of last year has created disaster for farmers in 22 Georgia Counties. The disaster designation means farmers in Appling, Bryan, Effingham, Pierce, Atkinson, Chatham, Irwin, Telfair, Bacon, Coffee, Jeff Davis, Thomas, Ben Hill, Colquitt, Lanier, Wayne, Brantley, Cook, Lowndes, Wheeler, Brooks, Dodge as well as 26 contiguous counties, are eligible for emergency loans from the USDA’s Farm Service Agency. Funds for farmers are also available through the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program (SURE); the Emergency Conservation Program; Federal Crop Insurance; and the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program.

US Senator Saxby Chambliss appreciated the decision by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack: “I am thankful these drought-stricken counties in Georgia will have access to the aid they need to bounce back from this unfortunate situation,” said Chambliss. “Now we need rain.”  I’m sure y’all are eager to discuss the Commerce Clause, but keep this in mind: No farms, no food.

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  1. OleDirtyBarrister says:

    It was dry in many of those counties well before December. They did not get the rains they normally get since early 2010. We would get great rain up here during the week, see the river high in the Macon area while driving through, and drive down to the place down south and find that the rain missed them and the ground was hard and dry.

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