USDA Expands Disaster Area to 33 Counties| 9/12/2012
"This expansion will make it possible for additional North Dakota counties to have access to disaster assistance and other federal programs to help producers as they deal with drought conditions across the state," said Governor Jack Dalrymple. "We will continue to monitor crop losses and other drought impacts so that our farmers and ranchers can get the assistance they need."
The declaration includes seven primary and 15 contiguous counties. The primary counties include: Bowman, Dickey, Golden Valley, LaMoure, Ransom, Slope and Stutsman. The contiguous counties are: Adams, Barnes, Billings, Cass, Foster, Griggs, Hettinger, Kidder, Logan, McIntosh, McKenzie, Richland, Sargent, Stark and Wells.
The USDA first declared an agricultural disaster in the state on September 5.