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Drought Emergency
5:26 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Nearly Half of Alabama Declared Drought Emergency

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The U.S. secretary of agriculture has declared a drought emergency in about half of Alabama's counties.

Gov. Robert Bentley and state Agriculture Commissioner John McMillan said the declaration by Secretary Thomas Vilsack makes farmers in 33 counties eligible for low-interest federal loans.

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