CONSENT AGENDA REQUEST
E. Graham, Chairman, Cedar Run District
Sponsor: Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:
Agricultural Development Office
A RESOLUTION authorizing the County Administrator to
file with the Governor of Virginia a request that the County of Fauquier
be designated as a drought disaster area
ongoing drought has reached disastrous proportions for the Fauquier County
farming community. The
Fauquier Food and Agricultural Council reports that approximately 100,000
acres of farmland have been adversely affected within Fauquier County and
estimates a crop and hay loss of $2.5 million.
Livestock watering needs are currently being met with USDA’s
Emergency Conversation Program. This
action will support the crop farms.
Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:
adoption of the attached resolution.
Financial Impacts Analysis:
Identify Any Other Departments, Organizations or Individuals That Would be Affected by This Request:
Cooperative Extension Service
Farm Service Agency (FSA)
National Conservation and Recreation Services (NRCS)
Fauquier County farmers