Wednesday, September 19, 2018
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The USDA has designated 14 counties in Pennsylvania, including several in western Pennsylvania, as natural disaster areas, with assistance to farmers in Ohio and West Virginia, as well

DEP encourages residents in these counties to voluntarily reduce their water use by 10-15 percent.

The EPA has declared a drought warning for four counties and increased the number of counties on drought watch status to 30 in Pennsylvania.

Despite some late-season rains that definitely helped, drought affected multiple counties in Ohio, Pennsylvania and especially New York.

Crop reports starting to reflect the poor conditions in the eastern Corn Belt, but not by much.

The U.S. Drought Monitor shows most of northeast Ohio in the early stages of drought, although that could improve following recent rains.

Spotty rains are not erasing the drought areas on the maps, and worried farmers say that the country may be having a big crop, but it is not happening in their backyard.

Anticipation is everything in this game, so prices made another move on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Last year, Terry Gram's 45-acre hillside orchard in Paris, Ohio, gave him his biggest crop ever. A couple of decades ago, much of that surplus would have been tossed out. Now, growers like Gram can turn to groups like the Ohio Association of Food Banks and its Agricultural Clearance Program.
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