Posted: Sep 16, 2010 4:02 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
Updated: Sep 16, 2010 4:04 PM
Fremont County farmers should be harvesting a huge crop of apples right now, but a late freeze damaged the crop.
On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture declared Fremont County a natural disaster area. The freeze occurred between April 30 and May 3.
Also included in the disaster declaration: Chaffee, Custer, El Paso, Park, Pueblo, Teller and Saguache counties.
The disaster designation makes farmers eligible to apply for aid from the Farm Service Agency.