WASHINGTON – The USDA designated 16 counties in Ohio as primary agricultural disaster areas March 29.
In Ohio, the following counties were designated as primary disaster areas due to losses caused by extreme weather conditions with freezing rain, ice, excessive rain, excessive snow, high winds, flash flooding, and flooding that occurred from Dec. 23, 2004, through Jan. 23, 2005:
Ashland, Fairfield, Lake, Morgan, Ashtabula, Geauga, Licking, Morrow, Clermont, Hancock, Logan, Muskingum, Delaware, Holmes, Marion, and Wyandot.
Also eligible because they are contiguous are the following counties:
Allen, Coshocton, Hardin, Medina, Richland, Tuscarawas, Athens, Crawford, Henry, Noble, Seneca, Union, Auglaize, Cuyahoga, Hocking, Perry, Shelby, Warren, Brown, Franklin, Huron, Pickaway, Stark, Washington, Champaign, Guernsey, Knox, Portage, Summit, Wayne, Clinton, Hamilton, Lorain, Putnam, Trumbull and Wood.
For information on available assistance contact your local USDA Farm Service Agency office.
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