The US Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency is declaring several counties in Southeastern Ohio as natural disaster areas for 2010.
It means that disaster weather events, such as the late frost in May, the flooding in late May-early June-and summer's heat and drought have greatly affected farmers. It also means at least one crop yielded a 30% loss.
This declaration will allow farmers to get a necessary emergency loan.
"They can pay off their line of credit....