California Counties Named Disaster Areas

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Disaster Areas
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated six counties in California as a primary natural disaster area due to damages and losses caused by drought that began Jan. 1, 2012, and continues.
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The counties are: Amador, Merced, San Luis Obispo, Sonoma, Ventura and Yolo. The designation means qualified farm operators in those counties are now eligible for low interest emergency loans from USDA’s Farm Service Agency. Interested farmers can contact their local USDA Service Centers for more information on eligibility requirements and application procedures for these and other programs. Farmers and ranchers in several neighboring counties also qualify for natural disaster assistance. We’ve listed them below. For more information, visit the USDA Disaster and Drought Assistance webpage by clicking here.
Additional Counties Included:
Alameda
Alpine
Butte
Calaveras
Contra Costa
Fresno
Glenn
Imperial
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Lassen
Madera
Marin
Mariposa
Modoc
Mono
Nevada
Placer
Plumas
Riverside
San Bernardino
San Joaquin
Santa Clara
Shasta
Sierra
Siskiyou
Stanislaus
Tehama
Tulare
Tuolumne