October 25, 2007
Bishop press release
Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Sanford Bishop today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 10 Georgia counties primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by drought, including the Second District counties of Chattahoochee, Dooly, Marion, Muscogee, and Talbot.
Additionally, the Second District counties of Crisp, Macon, Schley, Stewart, Sumter, and Taylor were among 24 Georgia counties named contiguous disaster areas.
This designation makes farm operators in both primary and contiguous counties eligible to be considered for low-interest emergency loans from the Farm Service Agency (FSA), provided eligibility requirements are met.
Congressman Bishop, reacting to the news, issued the following statement: