Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Raymond E. Graham, Chairman,

Cedar Run District Supervisor

                               September 14, 2006

Staff Lead:


Catherine M. Heritage, Assistant County Administrator

County Administration


A Resolution Authorizing the County Administrator to File a Request with the Governor of Virginia to Designate Fauquier County as a Drought Disaster Area

Topic Description:

The ongoing drought has reached critical proportions for the Fauquier County farming community.  The Fauquier Food and Agricultural Council reports that approximately 162,000 acres of farmland have been adversely affected within Fauquier County with estimated crop and hay losses of $1.8 million.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Consider 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 Services Agency

National Conservation and Recreation Services

Fauquier County Farm Bureau

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