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Disaster and Drought Information

The United States Department of Agriculture is working with producers, communities, affected states and other agencies to help address the current west-coast drought. Information on this page outlines programs and services available through USDA, coordinated with the seven agencies of the National Drought Resilience Partnership. USDA encourages affected producers to document their losses and to work closely with staff in their local USDA Service Centers.

Additional resources are available on the California Department of Food and Agriculture Drought website.

2014 Drought Disaster Updates

Disaster Fast Track Disaster Fast Track Map Updated 9/17/14
Drought Disaster Designations Map (PDF, 2.7MB)
Text-only (accessible) version
Map shows designations due to drought across the country under USDA's amended rule. Any county declared a primary (red) or contiguous (orange) disaster county makes producers in that county eligible for certain emergency aid.

List of Designated Drought Disaster Counties (PDF, 309KB)

Drought News
Fact Sheets
U.S. Drought Monitor

The U.S. Drought MonitorThis is an external link or third-party site outside of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) website. shows current drought conditions in the U.S.