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Local producers eligible for emergency loans

Because Crook County is contiguous to one of the two Wyoming counties that was last week designated a primary natural disaster area, producers here are now eligible to apply for emergency loans from the Farm Service Agency (FSA) branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Last week, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designate Campbell and Converse counties as primary natural disaster areas due to the drought conditions that have affected much of Wyoming this year. This declaration opened up the emergency farm loan program in those counties, and also here in Crook County and in Albany...