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Ohio Department of Agriculture | Drought Information and Resources

Drought Information and Resources

Governor John R. Kasich signed Executive Order 2012-11K on July 25, 2012, instructing the Ohio Department of Agriculture to help farmers with drought resources. The following hay resources, news, and information from partnering agencies are posted to assist farmers during the drought. The Ohio Department of Agriculture will continue to update this page as new resources become available.

News:

  • FSA Reminds Producers All Counties Designated as Primary or Contiguous Natural Disaster Areas (USDA Ohio Farm Service Agency)
  • USDA Designates 85 Ohio Counties As Natural Disaster Areas (Governor's Office)
  • State Offers Drought Meetings to Assist Farmers (Ohio Dept. of Agriculture)
  • Moving Baled Hay from Areas under Quarantine for Imported Fire Ant (USDA-APHIS)
  • USDA Clarifies Extension of Emergency Grazing Through Nov. 30 (USDA Ohio Farm Service Agency)
  • USDA Extends Emergency Grazing Through Nov. 30th (USDA Ohio Farm Service Agency)
  • USDA Extends Emergency Grazing to Assist Ranchers Impacted by Drought
  • SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Avail. to Six Counties in Western Ohio (U.S. Small Bus. Admin.)
  • USDA Announces Low-Interest Emergency Loans Now Available to Producers in 172 Additional Counties due to Drought
  • SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Avail. Following Drought Disaster Declaration (U.S. Small Business Administration)
  • Drought-Stressed Corn Has Increased Potential for Elevated Nitrate Levels (OSU Extension)
  • Ohio FSA Authorizes Additional CRP Practices for Emergency Grazing, Haying (USDA Ohio Farm Service Agency)
  • Farmers Encouraged to Report Crop Losses and Low Yields to FSA (USDA Ohio Farm Service Agency)
  • SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available Following Disaster Declaration for Drought (U.S. Small Business Administration)
  • Kasich Signs Executive Order to Help Drought-Stricken Farmers (Governor's Office)
  • USDA Announces Emergency Haying & Grazing Available (USDA Ohio Farm Service Agency)
  • OSU Extension Offers Resources and Information to Manage Drought as Conditions Intensify Statewide (OSU)
  • SBA Disaster Loans Available in Ohio Following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration (U.S. Small Business Administration)
  • SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in Ohio (U.S. Small Business Administration)
  • Resources: