Ohio’s farm crisis: New website gives help

CFAES recently launched a new website for farmers hit by Ohio’s record rain. Called “Addressing 2019 Agricultural Challenges,” the site gives help on topics related to the ongoing rain-caused farming crisis—from prevented planting to crop insurance to managing stress and more.

Ways to weather the crisis

The website, it says, aims to provide science-based solutions and recommendations, helping farmers get through the crisis as well as possible. Areas covered include field crops, dairy, livestock, and fruits and vegetables. Resources include fact sheets, webinars, regular CFAES newsletters, FAQs answered by CFAES experts, and a “Submit a Question” option. Find the site at go.osu.edu/AgCrisis.

The past 12 months have been the wettest on record in Ohio, causing planting delays or no planting at all; concerns about issues such as weed and pest control, crop insurance, and federal assistance; and questions about the next best steps (such as planting cover crops).

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