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Thu July 19, 2012
Ohio farmers losing crops to drought
The national drought is being called the worst since 1956. So far Ohio has not been hit as hard as neighboring Indiana. But some Western Ohio farmers have already written off much of their crop. Ryan McClure farms four thousand acres in Paulding County. He says recent scattered showers have not provided the amount of water farmers need to salvage their crops. Meanwhile The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation is conducting a survey to assess damage caused by drought conditions. The bureau is collecting information about crop and livestock conditions, water supplies and the expected economic impact on individual farms.