Farming http://wcbe.org en Crops endangered in drought-stricken Ohio http://wcbe.org/post/crops-endangered-drought-stricken-ohio <p>The US Agriculture Department has classified an additional 218 counties and a dozen states as disaster areas due to the nation&#39;s drought. That brings this year&#39;s total to nearly 1600 counties&nbsp;in Ohio and 31 other states. More than 90% of them because of the drought. A national monitor map by the University of Nebraska shows Ohio is in a moderate drought. Ohio State University agricultural economist Matt Roberts tells statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen recent rainfall cannot reverse much of the damaged crop yields.</p><p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 21:01:17 +0000 Alison Holm & Associated Press 20023 at http://wcbe.org