Sheridan, Johnson Counties Qualify for Drought Relief

The Thunder Basin National Grassland is among the areas in Wyoming that has been designated as a natural disaster due to drought.

Wyoming Governor, Matt Mead, has reissued regulations that will enable all counties in Wyoming, except Teton, to qualify for help from the federal Farm Service Agency.

The declaration secured for the state names 10 counties as primary natural disaster areas. Sheridan and Johnson Counties are now among six additional counties listed as contiguous. A media release from the governor's office suggests more counties may be designated as primary areas after more information is reviewed regarding grazing loss and dryland hay loss.