Ongoing drought and excessive heat have created an officially designated disaster for area farmers, the federal government says.
Fayette and Coweta counties are among 150 Georgia counties designated as agricultural disaster areas eligible for federal relief funds, according to Gov. Nathan Deal in a Sept. 9 news release.
Other area counties receiving the federal designation include Fulton, Douglas, Henry, Pike, Carroll and Meriwether. Neighboring Clayton was named a “contiguous disaster” county also. Read More»