McKean, Potter Counties Included in USDA's NY Disaster Declaration

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted disaster designation for six New York Counties and McKean and Potter Counties in Pennsylvania were included as contiguous disaster counties. U.S. Representative Glenn `GT’ Thompson was notified today of the designation.

The USDA determined the disaster designation was warranted due to cooler than normal temperatures that occurred June 15, 2009 and immediately thereafter.

“This designation will allow producers to be considered for Farm Service Agency emergency loans and the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program when the program becomes available,” Thompson said in a news release. “Governor David Paterson of New York has been very good about applying for such disaster designations and the eligible county in his state is Allegany."

Cattaraugus County is considered a contiguous disaster area in New York.

Local Farm Service Agency offices can provide affected farmers with further information.

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