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RECAP: Latta visits Ohio farm to see impact of heavy rains

Washington, June 29, 2019 | Mikayla Hall (202-225-6405)

Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) visited Keith Truckor Farms today in Metamora, OH to see the impact of heavy rains on farms in the region. Mr. Truckor showed Congressman Latta around his fields and the two discussed the options available to farmers, including crop insurance and late planting.

“The impact this rain has had on our district’s farmers is the worst I have ever seen,” said Congressman Latta. “It isn’t only our farmers that are affected – this tough season has had a ripple effect on agribusiness across the board. Thank you to Keith Truckor for illustrating what the weather means for his crops and how he’s moving forward. I will be getting back in touch with Secretary Perdue on Monday, and will continue advocating for those affected until they get the resources they need.”

Background:

Congressman Latta has been in frequent contact with farmers across Northwest and West Central Ohio about the disruption in this planting season and continues to advocate for them with the Governor’s office and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, most recently with formal letters to Secretary Perdue and Under Secretary Northey. He’s seen the impact firsthand over the past several weeks, and today’s visit was an opportunity to learn more directly from a farmer. Click here for additional pictures from his visit to Keith Truckor Farms.

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