Drought assistance available to farmers

CNJ staff

Federal disaster assistance is available to farmers and ranchers in Quay, Curry and Roosevelt counties who have endured economic hardship as a result of the region’s continuing drought, Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) has announced.

For information about low-interest emergency loans, contact the Farm Service Agency, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, at any of these locations:

Quay County Farm Service Agency, 706 First St., Tucumcari, NM 88401-2715; 461-0793.

Curry County Farm Service Agency, 916 Parkland Dr., Clovis, NM 88101-4432; 762-4769.

Roosevelt County Farm Service Agency, 705 E. Canadian St., Portales, NM 88130-5425; 356-6629.

— Staff reports