Friday, November 13, 2009

*****USDA Declares Half Of Midwest As Agricultural Disaster Area*****

by Eric deCarbonnel

The graphic below shows counties designated as disaster areas by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (data from the USDA. See It speaks for itself.

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Recent USDA Disaster Declarations

Southwest Farm Press reports that counties in Kansas designated as disaster areas.

(emphasis mine) [my comment]

Counties in Kansas designated as disaster areas
Nov 12, 2009 9:52 AM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Cheyenne, Rice and Sherman counties in Kansas as primary natural disaster areas because of losses caused by high winds and hail that occurred from July 17, through September 3, 2009.

“President Obama and I understand these conditions caused severe damage to the area and serious harm to farms in Kansas and we want to help,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “This action will provide help to hundreds of farmers who suffered significant production losses to corn, dry beans, sorghum, soybeans, sunflowers and wheat, as well as grasses and forage.”

The Farm Service Agency reports that USDA Designates 10 Counties in South Dakota as Primary Natural Disaster Areas.

USDA Designates 10 Counties in South Dakota as Primary Natural Disaster Areas
Decision Allows Farmers and Ranchers to Apply for USDA Assistance

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2009 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture designated 10 counties in South Dakota as primary natural disaster areas because of losses caused by the combined effects of severe storms with hail, high winds, flooding and grasshopper infestations, which occurred during the period of Jan.1,2009, and continuing. The ten counties designated are Aurora, Brown, Custer, Fall River, Gregory, Hutchinson, Jackson, Marshall, Mellette and Yankton.

“President Obama and I understand these conditions caused severe damage to the area and serious harm to the farms in South Dakota and we want to help,” said Secretary Tom Vilsack. “This action will provide help to hundreds of farmers who suffered significant production losses to forage and pasture, corn, oats, sorghum, soybeans, sunflowers and wheat.”

Farm And Ranch Guide reports that six northern Minnesota counties designed ag disaster area.

Six northern Minnesota counties designed ag disaster area
Monday, October 12, 2009 9:49 AM CDT

On Oct. 8, the USDA named six counties in northern Minnesota as primary natural disaster areas. Those counties, Kittson, Koohiching, Lake of the Woods, Marshall, Pennington and Roseau, were named because of losses caused by the combined effects of excessive snow, rain, flooding, flash flooding and unseasonably cool temperatures, as well as frost and freezes that occurred from April 1, 2009 through June 30, 2009.

In making the announcement, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack said, “President Obama and I understand there conditions caused by severe damage to the area and serious harm to the farms in Minnesota and we want to help. This action will provide help to hundreds of farmers who suffered significant production losses to alfalfa, barley, canola, corn, oats, rye, soybeans, sunflowers, wheat and forage crops.”


Chron reports that New Mexico counties declared disaster areas.

NM counties eligible for disaster aid
© 2009 The Associated Press
Nov. 4, 2009, 8:25AM

CLOVIS, N.M. — 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-N.M., says farmers and ranchers of the four counties have been economically affected by severe weather this year.

The Daily News Online reports that 39 upstate counties named disaster areas in Michigan.

Genesee and Orleans named disaster counties
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 10:14 AM EDT

Farmers in Genesee and Orleans counties may be eligible for low-interest government loans due to excessive rain and hail that hit beginning May 1, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced.

Genesee and Orleans are among 39 upstate counties [in Michigan] named to a disaster assistance list released last week by the USDA.

The counties were named due to natural disasters that damaged crops. Farmers in eligible counties have until June 21, 2010, to apply for loans to help cover part of their actual losses. The federal farm Service Agency will consider each loan application on its own merits, taking into account the extent of losses, security available and repayment ability. reports that Missouri farmers to get disaster aid.

Missouri farmers to get disaster aid

JEFFERSON CITY > FARMERS TO GET DISASTER AID Farmers in about two-thirds of Missouri’s counties, including St. Charles and Franklin, may be eligible for aid because of a federal disaster declaration for water and wind damage. Gov. Jay Nixon said Thursday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared a disaster as a result of rain, winds and flooding that occurred between Feb. 1 and July 31. Farmers may qualify for federal emergency loans or payments. The agricultural disaster declaration covers 28 primary counties, plus 47 counties located next to them.  

The Quad-City Times reports that disaster declaration includes Iowa’s Jackson county.

Disaster declaration includes Iowa’s Jackson County
Rod Boshart Posted: Tuesday, September 1, 2009 2:00 am


U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack declared 22 Iowa counties, including Jackson County, as disaster areas Monday due to storm damage earlier this year.

Earlier this month, Gov. Chet Culver asked Vilsack is issue a secretarial disaster designation after damage to plants and significant production losses due to severe storms between May 15 and July 31.

The declarations were made after assessments on crop and agriculture losses were done throughout Iowa
[See this? The USDA VERIFIED the damage to Iowa’s crops]. Declarations are still pending for several Iowa counties not covered by Monday’s announcement, but may be added at a later date.

The Star-telegram reports that wet weather delays harvest from midwest to south.

Wet weather delays harvest from Midwest to South
Posted Thursday, Nov. 05, 2009

Associated Press Writer

NEW ORLEANS — And most will need “significant” help, either from the government or another source, to get financing for 2010, he said.

Low-interest loans or other aid may be available to farmers in the handful of Louisiana parishes and Mississippi counties that have been declared federal disaster areas due to late spring and early summer flooding, but state officials are seeking additional help for those affected by the drought and subsequent rains.

“More than ever, Louisiana producers are in need of disaster funds,” state Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain said.

My reaction: The USDA has declared half of the Midwest to be an agricultural disaster area, which leads to some interesting questions.

Why is the USDA is predicting the biggest soybean crop ever, while at the same time declaring that half the Midwest to have suffered “significant production losses” due to natural disasters? Isn’t that slightly contradictory?


Message to the Blackman



1 I compare the fall of America with the fall of ancient Babylon. Her wickedness (sins), is the same as history shows of ancient Babylon. “Babylon is suddenly fallen and the destroyed howl for her; take balm for her pains, if so she may be healed” (Jer. 51:81). What were the sins of ancient Babylon? According to history she was rich; she was proud and her riches increased her corruption. She had every merchandise that the nations wanted or demanded; her ships carried her merchandise to the ports of every nation.

2 She was a drunkard; wine and strong drinks were in her daily practice. She was filled with adultery and murder; she persecuted and killed the people of God. She killed the saints and prophets of Allah (God). Hate and filthiness, gambling, sports of every evil as you practice in America were practiced in Babylon. Only America is modern and much worse. Ancient Babylon was destroyed by her neighboring nations.

3 I warn you to let their destruction serve as a warning for America. This people has gone to the limit in doing evil; as God dealt with ancient people, so will He deal with the modern Babylon (America). As God says: “Son of Man, when the land (people) sinneth against Me by trespassing grievously, then will I stretch out Mine hand upon it, and will break the staff of bread thereof, and will send famine upon it, and will cut off man and beast from it” (Ezekiel 14:13).

4 We see with our own eyes — but, the wicked Americans are too proud to confess that they see the bread of America gradually being cut off. Take a look into the southwest and Middle West, see the hand of Allah (God) at work against modern Babylon — to break the whole staff of her bread for her evils don against His people (the so-called Negroes).

5 Texas and Kansas were once two of the nation’s proudest states. Kansas, known for its wheat and Texas, for its cattle, cotton, corn and many other vegetables and fruits. They are today in the grip of a drought, continuous raging dust storms; their river beds lie bare, their fish stinking on the banks in dry parched mud. When the rain comes, it brings very little relief and does more damage than good. Snow comes — it brings not joy, but death and destruction. After the snow comes more dust storms. With the rain come hail stones, very large stones. America has not seen the large hail stones; she will see hail stones the size of small blocks of ice breaking down crops, trees, the roofs of homes, killing cattle and fowl. Behind this terrific earthquake, the people — frightened, killed, much sickness, and death will be widespread. You are getting a token of it now. On the outside a threat of an atomic war between the nations of the earth. Yet you have your eyes closed at the manifest judgement of Allah (God), going on in your midst to bring this country to naught.

6 Allah (God) has found His people (the so-called Negroes), and is angry with the slave-masters for the evil done by them to His people (the so-called Negroes). Allah (God) is going to repay them according to their doings.

7 My poor people who have turned to their own God and religion (Allah and Islam), are being tracked down and watched as though they are about to rob a bank. This is done to try and put fear in them — so that they might stay away from their God (Allah) and His true religion (Islam), as the devil knows — their salvation and defense.

8 They (the devils) watch the steps of the righteous (the Negroes) and seek to slay them (Psalms 37:32). The so-called Negroes live under the very shadow of death in America. There is no justice for them in the courts of their slave-masters. Why should not America be chastised for her evils done to the so-called Negroes? If God destroyed ancient Babylon for the mockery made of the sacred vessels taken from the Temple in Jerusalem, what do you think Allah (God) should do for America’s mockery of the so-called Negroes — that she took from their native land and people and filled them with wine and whiskey.

9 Now she (America) puts on a show of temptation with their women (white women) in newpapers, magazines, in the streets half nude, and posing in the so-called Negroes= faces in the most indecent manner that is known to mankind — to trick them (so-called Negroes) to death and hell along with them. Be wise, my people, and shut our eyes to them — do not look at them in such an indecent way. Clean your homes of white people’s pictures — put your own on the walls. The only so-called Negroes’ pictures you will see in their homes are the one they have lynched, one they want to kill, or one who has betrayed his own people for them.

10 America is falling; she is a habitation of devils and every uncleanness and hateful people of the righteous. Forsake her and fly to your own before it is too late.”

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