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Drought Brings Down Forecasts From Ohio Farmers
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Mapping The U.S. Drought
View an NPR interactive map and chart to see how conditions have changed since January 2011.
Ohio farms are suffering from a continued lack of rain.
The national drought is being called the worst since 1956. So far, Ohio isnâ€™t as hard-hit as neighboring Indiana, but in western Ohio especially, farmers have already written off much of their crop. For a closer look at how farmers are coping, Ohio Public Radio’s Bill Cohen spoke with Ryan McClure, who farms 4,000 acres in Pauling County.
Click the play button above to hear their conversation.