Wyoming Seeks Federal Crop Aid

Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal has asked the federal government for help in securing federal disaster relief funds for agricultural producers in Big Horn, Park, Platte and Sheridan counties.

Freudenthal wrote on Friday to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack asking for help in getting the agribusiness disaster declaration for the counties.

Freudenthal says a severe freeze in early October caused crop damage to producers in the counties. The U.S. Department of Agriculture will investigate the request and provide assistance if it decides it’s warranted.