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Drought Affects Washington County Agricultural Producers

Drought Affects Washington County Agricultural Producers

Hagerstown, MD (October 31, 2023) – The Washington County Department of Economic and Business Development is pleased to announce that Maryland Governor Wes Moore, in conjunction with USDA Secretary of Agriculture, Thomas Vilsack, have officially declared that Washington County, MD qualifies for Drought Disaster Relief.

Washington County, MD has not received adequate rainfall for the last 8 or more consecutive weeks making Washington County farm operators eligible for certain assistance from the Farm Service Agency.

Please visit https://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/disaster-assistance-program/index for more information. The Washington County Farm Service Agency is located at 1260 Maryland Ave, Hagerstown, MD and can be reached by calling 301-797-0500.

For more information please contact Leslie Hart at [email protected] or call 301-573-7039.

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Liberal Leave is in effective for Washington County Government

LIBERAL LEAVE IS IN EFFECT FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY GOVERNMENT

Liberal leave is in effect for all non-essential personal on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, until noon. Essential personnel are expected to fulfill their duties as usual.

The starting time for today’s Board of County Commissioners meeting will be reevaluated at 9:00 am.

For those required to travel, exercise caution on the roadways. If driving is necessary, ensure your vehicle is completely cleared, drive at a reduced speed, practice caution, and avoid crowding or passing plows.
 
We’ll keep the public informed of any changes. Stay updated by monitoring Washington County Government’s website and social media channels for the latest information. Your safety is our priority!