USDA Puts Most of State in Drought Disaster

The growing dry conditions in the state have the attention of the U.S. Department of Agriculture which has declared most of the counties in Oklahoma to be natural disaster areas.

As the Oklahoma Farm Report on the Oklahoma Radio Network indicated this week, most of the counties in the state are in horribly dry conditions. Fifty-seven counties were designated as primary natural disaster areas.

The designation means farmers and ranchers in the counties can qualify for natural disaster assistance.