RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION THAT FAUQUIER COUNTY BE DECLARED AN AGRICULTURAL DISASTER AREA BY THE GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA  

            WHEREAS, the weather conditions in   Fauquier County have severely affected farmers; and;

WHEREAS, during the months of May and June of this year, Fauquier County has received an estimated 240 percent of normal rainfall while experiencing unseasonably low temperatures; and  

WHEREAS, the Fauquier County Food and Agriculture Council, made up of the Farm Service Agency, the Natural Resource Conservation Service, and Virginia Cooperative Extension, has reported that approximately 22,250 acres of farm cropland have been adversely affected within the County at an estimated loss of $2,600,000; and

WHEREAS, it is incumbent upon the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors to authorize the County Administrator to file with the Governor of Virginia a request that the County of Fauquier be designated as an agricultural disaster area; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 21st day of July 2003, That the County Administrator be, and is hereby, authorized to file with the Governor of Virginia a request that the County of Fauquier be designated as an agricultural disaster area.