DeWine Wants Disaster Proclamation From USDA
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Ohio Governor, Mike DeWine has sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary, Sonny Perdue, requesting a USDA Secretarial disaster designation for Ohio, amid heavy rainfall impacting farmers across the state.

DeWine noted that the rain through the spring planting season has been devastating to Ohio farmers, with flooding and saturated fields preventing them from planting crops.

Only 50 percent of Ohio’s corn crop and 32 percent of Ohio’s soybean crop have been planted, as of last week.