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Authorities Want Mother Lode Ranchers To Report Heat Damage

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Sonora, CA — Now that California´s searing heat wave has abated, farmers, ranchers and agriculture officials have started tallying the damage.

The heat killed livestock and harmed crops around the state, and the California Department of Food and Agriculture wants Mother Lode farmers and ranchers to report losses.

County agriculture commissioners will collect the reports. Knowing the extent of the damage will allow authorities to apply for federal disaster aid where needed.

Written by Sabrina Sabbagh