Yolo County Officials Declare Crop Disaster

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, April 24, 2006

But they’ve already suffered millions of dollars in damage especially farmers who grow alfalfa and garbanzo beans. And Yolo County Agriculture Commissioner Rick Landon says it’s not just farmers who are getting hurt by the rains.   

"But when we figure the multiplier effect for fertilizer dealers for tractor dealers for food processors and truckers and the related industries we figure about a Billion dollar economic boon to Yolo County and that will all be effected."

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors Tuesday is expected to ratify a disaster declaration because of the crop damage. County officials say they hope to get some kind of federal disaster relief.