Governor Mike DeWine made a stop in Perrysburg on Wednesday to talk with farmers about how near constant rain in Northwest Ohio has affected their planting season. Gov DeWine called The Scott Sands Show following his visit to discuss the issue -- click here to listen with our free iHeartRadio app.
To date, we've had more than 112 days of rain since the beginning of the year; 53 of those just since April 1. Most farmers in the area say they are more than a month behind normal schedule. Perrysburg displayed a perfect example of the problem since 94% of the land in Wood County is used for agriculture. The impact on farmers is also expected to hit the state's economy. DeWine told farmers he wanted to see their fields personally and pledge to seek help from federal agencies. He learned it may take two or three years for area farmers to recover their losses.