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Bishop: The drought is a dire issue

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Along with the heat, the drought has been a huge problem for homeowners and farmers.

Congressman Sanford Bishop is joining the governor's office in making a disaster declaration.

Bishop says he's already asked the Secretary of Agriculture to get involved in helping southwest Georgia.

Bishop says he's never experienced a drought this bad in the 2nd Congressional district.

"It's a dire situation," said Bishop. "Our people are suffering. We will do everything we can to make sure assistance is available."

Certain farmers and people who meet specific needs can apply for assistance  here