Resolution Requesting that Albemarle County
Be Declared an Agricultural Disaster Area
Due to Drought Conditions
WHEREAS, the drought conditions in the County of Albemarle have severely affected farmers; and
WHEREAS, during the growing season of this year the County of Albemarle has received considerably less rain than normal while experiencing unseasonably high temperatures; and
WHEREAS, the Albemarle/Charlottesville Extension Agent of the Virginia Cooperative Extension has reported that corn, hay and pasture crops have suffered between 35% and 50% losses and that water is in short supply for livestock.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors hereby requests that the County of Albemarle, Virginia be declared a drought disaster area as recommended by the Virginia Cooperative Extension in accordance with the Virginia Farmer Major Drought, Flood and Hurricane Disaster Act due to drought conditions.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the County Executive forward this Resolution to the Governor of Virginia with a request that he takes all necessary steps to effect the disaster declaration.
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