Carson City has been designated as a primary natural disaster area by the U.S. Department of Agriculture because of damages and losses from the drought.
Other counties designated in Nevada include: Lyon, Douglas, Churchill, Humboldt, Nye, Clark, Lander, Pershing, Washoe, Esmeralda and Mineral.
“Our hearts go out to those Nevada farmers and ranchers affected by recent natural disasters,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “President Obama and I are committed to ensuring that agriculture remains a bright spot in our nation’s economy by sustaining the successes of America’s farmers, ranchers, and rural communities through these difficult times. We’re also telling Nevada producers that USDA stands with you and your communities when severe weather and natural disasters threaten to disrupt your livelihood.”
Farmers and ranchers in Elko, Eureka, Lincoln, Storey and White Pine counties in Nevada also qualify for natural disaster assistance because their counties are contiguous.