Serving the Big Horn Basin for over 100 years

Governor Gordon Requests Disaster Declaration for Five Wyoming Counties

Big Horn County, sugar beet crops specifically included in request

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue requesting a Disaster Designation for five Wyoming counties where agriculture producers were impacted by powerful early-season snowstorms.

The request covers Laramie, Goshen, Platte, Park and Big Horn counties. The scale, severity and timing of freezing and snow events that occurred in October were devastating to crops, particularly sugar beets. While producers did their best to maximize their harvest, damage from the storms was severe.