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USDA grants governor’s drought declaration request

TOPEKA – U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack notified Kansas Governor Sam Brownback Tuesday he has granted the Governor’s request for the USDA to issue a drought disaster declaration for 21 Kansas counties as well as 18 contiguous counties.
“This is good news for farmers in Kansas Counties experiencing production losses caused by drought, wildfires, and high winds.  I appreciate the Secretary and USDA’s quick response to my request,” Gov. Brownback said.  “This is worse than previous droughts I’ve seen during a lifetime in agriculture.  It already is affecting how farmers and ranchers are doing business ...

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