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Ohio school districts have received $125,000 in grants this year from Americaâ€™s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The program partners with farmers to support rural public school districts with innovative approaches to teaching math and science.
Last February, Maren Friesen drove eight hours across snow-covered plains to Centralia, Pa. A fire ignited a seam of coal below the town in 1962 and it's still smoldering away underground. The place is a steaming wastelandâ€”one that may hold a key to feeding the world. Friesen is on a hunt for a microbe that has an unusual ability that may help farmers grow more crops.
GENEVA â€” U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown met with local wine grape growers on Tuesday to assess the devastating effects of winterâ€™s polar vortex on the region.
The entire wine grape crop was destroyed in Ashtabula, Lake and Geauga counties. There was no yield at all this year for the areaâ€™s wine industry. Losses of millions of dollars are predicted.
COLUMBUS, Ohio â€” At least four horses in Northeast Ohio have died from eastern equine encephalitis, a rare mosquito-borne virus that can also infect humans, Ohio's state veterinarian announced Tuesday.
Small-scale farmers need better access to crop insurance and weather information to boost resilience, said Bruce Campbell, an ecologist who leads the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).