Gov. Eric Holcomb asked the United States Department of Agriculture Friday to designate 88 counties as disaster zones. To be able to request a county be designated an agricultural disaster area, at least 30 percent of a single crop must be damaged or lost.
Many farmers across the state were only able to plant a portion of their crops after a wet planting season caused fields to flood.
Indiana Farm Bureau President Randy Kron says he applauds the governor’s effort to help Hoosier farmers.