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North Dakota Receives Secretarial Disaster Designation

BISMARCK, N.D. - Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring received word today that United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has designated 15 counties primary natural disaster areas with another 11 counties designated as conti...

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BISMARCK, N.D. – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring received word today that United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has designated 15 counties primary natural disaster areas with another 11 counties designated as contiguous disaster counties.

The primary counties included are:

            Adams             Golden Valley             Oliver
            Billings            Hettinger                     Slope
            Bowman          McLean                       Stark
            Burleigh          Mercer                         Ward
            Divide             Morton                        Williams

The contiguous disaster counties included are:

            Burke              Grant               McKenzie        Sheridan
            Dunn               Kidder             Mountrail        Sioux
            Emmons          McHenry         Renville

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“I would like to thank Secretary Perdue for moving quickly and decisively to continue providing relief to North Dakota’s producers,” Goehring said.

“By making the disaster designation, Secretary Perdue has opened the availability of numerous disaster relief programs,” Goehring continued. “These programs provide options for producers who are managing through this drought with scarce resources.”

A complete list of available programs can be found at https://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/disaster-assistance-program/index . For questions about program eligibility and application processes, please contact your local FSA office.

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