County eligible for disaster help
Posted: Friday, November 19, 2010 9:07 pm
NASHVILLE (AP) — Twelve more counties and adjoining counties have been designated a natural disaster for agriculture because of drought and excessive heat during the growing season.
According to a news release Thursday from Gov. Phil Bredesen, the 12 are Benton, Bledsoe, Blount, Carroll, Greene, Loudon, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Roane, Warren and Weakley.
Adjoining counties also received the designation: Anderson, Bradley, Cannon, Cocke, Coffee, Cumberland, DeKalb, Decatur, Gibson, Grundy, Hamblen, Hamilton, Hawkins, Henderson, Henry, Houston, Humphreys, Knox, Madison, Morgan, Obion, Perry, Polk, Rhea, Sequatchie, Sevier, Stewart, Unicoi, Van Buren, Washington and White.
The federal designation makes farmers in the counties eligible to apply for low-interest loans and supplemental farm payments.
Published in The Messenger 11.19.10
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