Area Farmers Could Receive Assistance

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The Ohio Governor’s office announced that farmers in 40 counties may be eligible for federal aid from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

This after heavy rains and flooding hindered spring planting and led to production losses.

A disaster designation from the U.S. Agriculture Secretary means farm operations in those counties can be considered for help through the farm service agency. That could include emergency loans.

Counties in our area included in the declaration include Coshocton, Licking, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble and Perry.

Record rainfall through the spring planting season devastated farmers as flooding and saturated fields prevented them from planting crops such as corn and soybeans.

Nichole Hannahs
Nichole is WHIZ’s News Director/Anchor. She joined the WHIZ family while attending high school at Bishop Rosecrans, before taking a full-time position in 2005. Nichole is no stranger to the area. She grew up in Corning, Ohio and and graduated from Waynesburg College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications emphasizing in Sports Broadcasting/Sports Information and Journalism.When not at work Nichole enjoys watching St. Louis Blues hockey, enjoying time with family, spending time outdoors and reading.If Nichole wasn't in broadcasting she'd probably have become a teacher.Nichole is married to a fellow sports fan Brandon. They have two sons Cameron and Xavier.