Drought Disaster Relief Requested

Perry asks for help for all of Texas 254 counties.

The worsening drought across Texas led Governor Rick Perry to request emergency relief on Friday.

Governor Perry asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture provide disaster relief assistance for Texas farms and ranches that have suffered economic and physical losses as a result of severe drought conditions.

Read Governor Perry's letter to the USDA here.

If Perry's statewide request is approved, qualified farm operators in all Texas counties will be eligible for low-interest emergency loans from the USDA. The agency also offers additional programs, such as technical assistance, to eligible farmers.

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