Ohio Receives USDA Disaster Designations

September 5, 2012
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today declared parts of Ohio eligible for disaster assistance for damage caused by the severe drought conditions that hit the state early this year.  
In response to the brutal heat and rainfall shortages across Ohio, Governor John Kasich requested USDA disaster relief for losses caused by drought during the 2012 crop year.  Click here to view a copy of Secretary Vilsack’s letter announcing the Ohio counties eligible for disaster relief.
U.S. Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH) released the following statement in response to the announcement:
“I am pleased to hear that USDA has responded to our drought conditions by providing this designation.  The agricultural community my district has been struggling through the brutal weather conditions this year, which have hit our state during the worst of economic times.  It is my hope that this disaster designation serves as significant aid to the families of the 18th district who have been hurt by the production losses this year.”