FULTON COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) – Congressman Bob Latta visited fields in Fulton and Defiance counties Monday to see first-hand how the drought has been affecting business for farmers in northwest Ohio.
The agriculture and food industry in Ohio rakes in more than $1 billion. Farms in northwest Ohio are huge players in that equation.
Latta, along with the director of the state department on agriculture, toured a farm in Fulton County Monday, taking inventory of the damage.
This drought has been called one of the worst in the 21st century, making a dry and withered season for farmers to get crops growing.
Latta says the dry conditions will only continue to have a negative effect on the communities and the farmers that serve them.
"It's gonna drive prices of food up. Folks are going to start seeing it on the meat side, on the dairy, eggs, things are going to start rising, because, again, when you see this kind of devastation out here, it's going to affect it," said Latta.
The drought has been crippling crops since April.
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