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More counties added to disaster declaration

August 1, 2012

By Associated Press, Updated: Wednesday, August 1, 4:17 PM

ST. LOUIS — Nearly 220 counties in a dozen drought-stricken states were added Wednesday to the U.S. government’s list of natural disaster areas as the nation’s agriculture chief unveiled new help for frustrated, cash-strapped farmers and ranchers grappling with extreme dryness and heat. READ MORE …

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