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DeWine pens letter in hopes of helping Ohio farmers

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Governor Mike DeWine sent a letter to the United States Department of Agriculture requesting a USDA Secretarial disaster designation for Ohio amid heavy rainfall impacting Ohio farmers. 

DeWine said in his letter that record rainfall through the spring planting season has been devastating to Ohio farmers, with flooding and saturated fields preventing them from planting. 

According to the release, only 50 percent of Ohio's corn crop and 32 percent of Ohio's soybean crop have been planted as of June 10. 

DeWine's letter can be read below: 

“The harsh reality for Ohio farmers is that many acres will remain unplanted,” Governor DeWine said. “Our dairy and livestock sectors also face serious forage and feed shortages. We recognize the tremendous challenges facing our agricultural community, and we are working to identify any and all sources of possible relief.”

DeWine hopes his letter will provide Ohio farmers with Federal assistance. 

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