COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio officials are using a new survey to help assess damage caused by drought conditions in the state.
The Ohio Farm Bureau is asking participants about crop and livestock conditions, water supplies and the expected economic impact on individual farms. Officials also have launched a resources page for farmers.
The survey is gauging interest from farmers on government disaster programs, as well as seeking suggestions. The resources page includes streaming information from government sources and others, including farmers documenting the drought on social media.
The survey is available online and is being distributed in the July issue of the Farm Bureau's newspaper.
Officials say as of mid-July, the majority of the state is experiencing moderate drought conditions. Several northwest Ohio counties also are experiencing severe drought conditions.