County farmers can receive assistance
October 31, 2018
Sweetwater County farmers who have suffered from the drought can now file for assistance.
According to a press release from the United States Department of Agriculture, Sweetwater County has been designated as a primary natural disaster area.
“Producers who suffered losses due to a recent drought may be eligible for USDA Farm Service Agency emergency loans,” the release states.
“It’s just that we sustained the drought long enough and it was bad enough that it effected our agriculture business,” Judy Roderick, Sweetwater County Emergency Management coordinator, said.