MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Members of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Drought Advisory Committee will tour farms in the Martinsburg area Tuesday to assess damage caused by the recent drought.
Agriculture Commissioner Gus R. Douglass organized the tour after Gov. Cecil Underwood declared an Agricultural State of Emergency on June 28.
The drought came as a result of months of dry weather, said Bill Bissett, a spokesman for the West Virginia Department of Agriculture.
"We've had numerous complaints throughout the state about farmers having to truck water out to their farms to feed their livestock," he said.