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Claiborne, Morehouse, Union in drought declaration

1 year ago January 16, 2014 Jan 16, 2014 Thursday, January 16 2014 Thursday, January 16, 2014 8:06:17 AM EST in News

BATON ROUGE - Three north Louisiana parishes bordering Arkansas are now designated natural disaster areas as a result of a recent drought.

State Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain said Wednesday that the parishes are: Claiborne, Morehouse and Union.

A federal disaster designation makes farm operators in the areas eligible to be considered for certain assistance from the Farm Service Agency, including low interest FSA emergency loans.

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