- Associated Press - Sunday, June 5, 2016

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - A number of Wyoming counties have been designated as disaster areas because of drought this spring, with farmers and ranchers eligible for federal disaster assistance.

The Gillette News Record reports (https://tinyurl.com/htqr85j ) that Gov. Matt Mead announced Friday that Big Horn, Johnson, Sheridan and Washakie counties have been designated primary disaster assistance areas and six other counties are eligible for emergency loans as contiguous disaster areas.

The contiguous disaster area counties are Campbell, Converse, Fremont, Hot Springs, Natrona and Park counties.

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Information from: The Gillette (Wyo.) News Record, https://www.gillettenewsrecord.com

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