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Drought Funds Now Available for Seven Region 8 Counties

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Seven Arkansas counties near the state's border with Missouri have been named natural disaster areas as they suffer through a drought that began April 4 and continues.

Farmers and ranchers in Clay, Craighead, Fulton, Greene, Mississippi, Randolph and Sharp counties can apply for low-interest emergency loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency.  Applicants have eight months to apply for the loans.

The agency made the declaration October 29.

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