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.