Wallowa County producers can expect to receive financial assistance for crop losses through the Crop Disaster Program (CDP), launched by the U. S. Department of Agriculture last month. According to Larry Frey, State Executive Director for the Oregon Farm Service Agency (FSA), CDP is available to producers with qualifying crops losses for the 2001 or 2002 crop years.

"We (FSA) recognize the hardships caused by natural disasters and believe this program will allow farmers and ranchers to regain some of their lost income," said Frey.

For more information regarding CDP and other disaster assistance, contact the Wallowa County FSA office at (541)426-4521, ext. 2 or visit the USDA web sites at www.usda.gov and disaster.fsa.usda.gov.

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