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FREEZE Destroys Crops in Ohio, Pennsylvania

Posted by feww on September 18, 2014

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Crop Disaster Declared for 24 Counties across Two States

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has declared crop disasters  in  24 counties across Ohio and Pennsylvania due to the losses and damage caused by a freeze that occurred from January 2, 2014, through April 17, 2014.

The crop disaster designations include the following areas:

Ohio. Ashtabula, Jackson, Lorain, Summit, Geauga, Lake, Portage, Ashland, Gallia, Mahoning, Ross, Cuyahoga, Huron, Medina, Scioto, Erie, Lawrence, Pike, Stark, Trumbull, Vinton and  Wayne counties.

Pennsylvania. Crawford and Erie counties.

Beginning January 10, 2014 USDA has declared at least 2,360 separate crop disasters across 35 states. Most of those designations are due to the ongoing drought.

  • Those states are Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Washington, Wyoming. [FIRE-EARTH has documented all of the above listings. See blog content.]

i. USDA trigger point for a countywide disaster declaration is 30 percent crop loss on at least one crop.

ii. The total number of counties designated as agricultural disaster areas includes both primary and contiguous disaster areas.

iii. Counties may have been designated crop disaster areas more than once due to multiple disasters.

iv. The U.S. has a total of 3,143 counties and county-equivalents.

v. The disaster designations posted above were approved by USDA on September 13, 2014.

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