19 Adjoining Counties Also Eligible for Assistance
NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved his request for federal farm assistance for 13 counties in west and middle Tennessee due to losses caused by heavy and historic rainfall and subsequent flooding that began on April 30, 2010. Nineteen adjoining counties are also eligible for assistance.
Bredesen made the request to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on May 24. The 13 counties designated as primary natural disaster areas include Benton, Chester, Dickson, Fayette, Hardeman, Hickman, Humphreys, Lauderdale, Lewis, Maury, McNairy, Perry and Stewart.