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USDA designates 101 counties as disaster areas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 101 counties in Missouri, including Daviess, as natural disaster areas due to losses caused by drought and excessive heat that occurred July 1 to Aug. 30, 2011.

"President Obama and I understand that this drought has caused severe damage to crops in Missouri and we want to help," said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. "America’s farmers and rural communities are vitally important to

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