FSA: Ranchers, farmers should join in vote

RBC I U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan M. Garcia has announced that the FSA County Committee Elections have begun with the mailing of ballots to eligible voters. The deadline to return the ballots to local FSA offices is Jan. 17, 2014.

RBC named disaster area by the USDA

RBC I Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet has announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 38 Colorado counties — including Rio Blanco County — suffering from severe losses due to drought as natural disaster areas.

Emergency farm loans

RBC I Garfield, Mesa, Moffat, Montrose and Rio Blanco counties have been designated as contiguous counties for the disaster designation due to losses caused by drought.

Emergency loans available for farm losses

RBC | Garfield, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties have been designated as contiguous counties to disaster areas in Utah due to losses caused by flooding that occurred  April 18, 2011, through July 16, 2011.