The USDA has designated 101 Missouri counties primary natural disaster areas because of damage caused by drought and excessive heat between July 1 and Aug. 30 of this year.

Because of the size of the designation, the remaining 13 counties in Missouri along with the independent city of St. Louis and contiguous counties in Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Tennessee are also eligible for aid.

For more information, contact your local Farm Service Agency office.