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North Dakota governor seeking presidential disaster declaration
8/9/2017 12:00:00 AM



CATEGORIES:
Agriculture
Relief, Response & Restrictions
AFFECTED AREAS:
North Dakota

Start Date: 8/8/2017 -  
Gov. Doug Burgum of North Dakota has requested a presidential disaster declaration, stating that his state is “the epicenter of drought for the nation.” The declaration would also make a way for direct federal disaster payments to farmers who may not have much of a crop to harvest or feed for their hungry cattle. Pueblo Chieftain (Colo.), Aug. 8, 2017
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