CLOVIS, N.M. (AP)--Four eastern New Mexico counties have been declared eligible for disaster assistance due to their proximity to Texas counties that are disaster areas due to drought and other problems.
Farmers and ranchers in Lea, Curry, Quay and Roosevelt counties can apply for low-interest emergency loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency.
U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-NM, says farmers and ranchers the four counties have been economically affected by severe weather this year.
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