Upper Midwest counties get drought disaster declaration
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Federal Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has designated 21 counties in North Dakota as disasters, as drought continues in the state.
The secretarial declaration means farmers and ranchers can apply for certain types of aid including emergency loans. So can producers in neighboring counties.
The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map shows about half of North Dakota remains mired in some form of drought.