USDA has designated 10 counties in California as primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by the recent drought.

Fresno

Kern

Los Angeles

Mono

Inyo

Lassen

Modoc

Riverside

San Bernardino

Tulare

 

 

"Our hearts go out to those California farmers and ranchers affected by recent natural disasters," said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. "President Obama and I are committed to ensuring that agriculture remains a bright spot in our nation's economy by sustaining the successes of America's farmers, ranchers, and rural communities through these difficult times. We're also telling California producers that USDA stands with you and your communities when severe weather and natural disasters threaten to disrupt your livelihood."

Farmers and ranchers in the following counties in California also qualify for natural disaster assistance because their counties are contiguous. Those counties are:

Alpine

Merced

San Benito

Santa Barbara

Imperial

Monterey

San Diego

Shasta

Kings

Orange

San Luis Obispo

Sierra

Madera

Plumas

Siskiyou

Tuolumne

Ventura

 

 

 

Farmers and ranchers in the following counties in Arizona, Nevada and Oregon also qualify for natural disaster assistance because their counties are contiguous. Those counties are:

Arizona

La Paz and Mohave

Nevada

Clark

Esmeralda

Mineral

Washoe

Douglas

Lyon

Nye

 

Oregon

Klamath and Lake