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 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
“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.