WASHINGTON (WTVA) -- Ten northwest Mississippi counties are among the latest added to the list of areas hit by a drought.
The USDA designation added 39 counties in 8 states to the list of primary natural disaster areas.
The primary counties include Desoto, Panola, Tate, and Tunica.
Coahoma, Lafayette, Marshall, Quitman, Tallahatchie, and Yalobusha County were given a contiguous disaster counties.
Farm operations are eligible to request assistance from the Farm Service Agency.
Farmers can get more information from their local FSA office.
The USDA has designated 1,297 counties in 29 states as primary natural diaster areas due to the drought.