Governor Scott Walker requests Disaster Designation for late frost crop loss
Posted: Aug 11, 2015 6:28 PM CDT
Governor Scott Walker requested Secretarial Disaster Designation from the United States Department of Agriculture for Langlade, Lincoln and Marathon Counties.
This was in regards to crop losses due to a late frost and freeze.
Wisconsin's ginseng crop lost 1030 acres due to below-freezing temperatures.
All counties impacted experienced harvest losses of 28% and seed losses of 50%, according to Walker's request.