More northwest Ohio farmers now eligible for disaster relief

Some farmers in northwest Ohio are now eligible for disaster relief benefits after excessive rainfall disrupted planting earlier this year.

Posted: Jul 31, 2019 4:13 PM
Updated: Jul 31, 2019 4:17 PM

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WFFT) – Some farmers in northwest Ohio are now eligible for disaster relief benefits after excessive rainfall disrupted planting earlier this year.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a second disaster declaration Wednesday, which gives farmers in Williams and Fulton counties the chance for additional relief including emergency low interest loans, deferred loan payments, and supplementary assistance.

The initial declaration included Paulding, Wood, and Wyandot counties as primary counties, and Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Lucas, Mercer, Ottawa, Putnam, and Van Wert counties as connecting counties.

Farmers and producers can visit their local Farm Services Agency office to learn more about the disaster programs offered.

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