Farmers suffering damage to their farms and production losses due to the storm need to report the damage and losses to their local USDA Farm Service Agency offices. The local Emergency Committees in each county roll up the information and report it to the Washington USDA-Farm Service Agency office in Spokane. They compile the information and assist our Director in asking the Governor to request a USDA Secretarial Agriculture Disaster Declaration. Even though a Presidential Disaster Declaration may not be warranted, a USDA Secretarial Agriculture Disaster Declaration may be declared. The reports of damage and losses from the farmers are vital in making that determination. If no damage or losses are reported, USDA Disaster Assistance may not be made available.