MADISON, Wisconsin - (WXOW) - Gov. Scott Walker has requested a federal disaster designation for 23 Wisconsin counties due to the drought.
In a news release, Walker said the designation would help farmers apply for emergency loans to help deal with the hot and dry weather.
According to the governor's office, the counties included in the request are Adams, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Grant, Green, Green Lake, Iowa, Jefferson, Kenosha, Lafayette, Marquette, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Richland, Rock, Sauk, Walworth, Washington, and Waukesha.
Walker said he may add more counties to the request depending if the drought conditions spreads to other areas around the state.
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