Drought http://wcbe.org en 85 Counties Now Federal Disaster Areas http://wcbe.org/post/85-counties-now-federal-disaster-areas <P><SPAN lang=EN>After a summer of heat, drought, and other weather-related problems, the </SPAN><SPAN lang=EN>federal government has declared 85 of Ohio's 88 counties disaster areas. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 13:29:12 +0000 Jim Letizia & Associated Press 22201 at http://wcbe.org 20 New Ohio Countires Declared Drought Disasters http://wcbe.org/post/20-new-ohio-countires-declared-drought-disasters <p>The USDA has approved disaster designations for an additional 144 counties&nbsp;affected by the summer drought, including 20 in Ohio.</p><p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 00:38:50 +0000 Alison Holm 20953 at http://wcbe.org Eastern Ohio Ranchers Receive Donated Hay http://wcbe.org/post/eastern-ohio-ranchers-receive-donated-hay <p>About 3,000 pounds of hay have been donated to drought-stricken dairy<br />farmers struggling to feed cattle in eastern Ohio, thanks to a network of Mennonite agencies.<br />&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 22:58:11 +0000 Alison Holm & Associated Press 20798 at http://wcbe.org 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