LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- The excessive heat and drought in Kentucky this summer have drawn natural disaster area designations for seven counties.
Surrounding counties are also affected as well as two counties each in Indiana and Tennessee.
The U.S. Agriculture Department designated primary natural disaster areas in Boyle, Hardin, Henry, LaRue, Mercer, Monroe and Oldham counties. The designation means farmers may be eligible for assistance. Information is available through local USDA Service Centers or at http://disaster.fsa.usda.gov .
Contiguous Kentucky counties where producers qualify for assistance are Allen, Anderson, Barren, Breckinridge, Bullitt, Carroll, Casey, Cumberland, Franklin, Garrard, Grayson, Green, Hart, Jefferson, Jessamine, Lincoln, Marion, Meade, Metcalfe, Nelson, Owen, Shelby, Taylor, Trimble, Washington and Woodford.
Out-of-state contiguous counties are Clark and Harrison in Indiana and Clay and Macon in Tennessee.
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