Delaware Receives Primary Drought Disaster Designation
Delegation, Governor called on USDA to provide aid to Delaware farmers
"This has been a difficult season for farm operations in Delaware," the delegation said. "We thank USDA for seeing the need in our state and providing assistance to farmers in Kent, Sussex, and New Castle Counties. This federal drought designation will offer critical relief to our farming community."
Earlier this month, Delaware’s congressional delegation, as well as Governor Ruth Ann Minner, wrote to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Edward T. Schafer, requesting that Delaware receive a primary natural disaster designation for 2008, thus making the state eligible for such emergency assistance.