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Carroll named agricultural 'disaster area'

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By Christopher Brooke, Reporter

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Farmers in Carroll County felt the heat over the summer, but federal representatives say that relief is on the way.

On the last day of 2008, Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) and 9th District Rep. Rick Boucher (D-Abingdon) announced that parts of Southwest Virginia have been designated agricultural disaster areas, meaning that farmers who suffered crop losses due to the drought and excessive heat may be eligible to receive assistance from the federal government.


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