|Emergency loans available for drought|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
In accordance with 7 CFR 759.5(a), Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack designated 30 Colorado counties as a primary natural disaster area due to a recent drought.
According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, these counties have suffered from a drought intensity value during the growing season of D2 (Drought-Severe) for eight or more consecutive weeks or D3 (Drought-Extreme) or D4 (Drought-Exceptional).
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The Holyoke Enterprise Aug. 22, 2013