Gov. Perry requests disaster declaration for 254 Texas counties

All 254 counties in Texas dealing with the devastating drought may see some relief.

Governor Rick Perry is seeking a federal disaster declaration from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

If approved, qualified farm operators would be eligible for low-interest USDA loans.

Perry says Texas farms and ranches have suffered economic and physical losses due to severe drought conditions.

He also cited an extremely high number of wildfires across Texas.

Perry also asked the president to approve an emergency declaration for 199 counties due to the threat of wildfires.