This is a pretty cool write up from NBC4i.com about researchers at The Ohio State University are studying how Ohio farmers adapt to the climate impacts in the eastern portion of the Corn Belt.
Historic flooding in the spring in 2019 across a swath of the Midwest led to a record number of prevented plantings. Farmers who participate receive crop insurance benefits as compensation for costs accrued in getting crops ready for the growing season.
Nearly 20 million acres of cropland went unplanted in 2019 in the midsection of the country, including 11.4 million acres of corn and 4.5 million acres of soybeans.
In Ohio, prevented planting affected virtually all major crops, totaling 1.6 million acres, second only to South Dakota (3.9 million acres). Hardest hit was northwestern Ohio, where persistent rain and flooded fields thwarted even late plantings in June and early July.
Harsh weather wreaks havoc on Ohio’s $125 billion agricultural economy.
“We worry about what kind of fluctuations over a shorter period of time, so farmers are very concerned about too much rain in the spring and the fall when they need to be in the field, and not enough rain in the summer when they want their crops to be growing,” Wilson said.
The OSU team created a series of videos that take into account a significant increase in annual precipitation in a warmer world that affect the growing season, and how to navigate crop insurance policies in a more extreme climate, especially larger farmers. The project aims to model climate change impacts and adaptation strategies for farmers focused on resilience and sustainability.
Diddy Responds To Jermaine Dupri’s VERZUZ Challenge, Fans Debate Potential Outcome
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The JD/Diddy battle is not a wash on EITHER side. And if you know their catalog you would agree and understand— Low (@LowKeyUHTN) September 15, 2021
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Diddy probably would win but to say a guy that wrote and produced 2 diamond albums when diddy don’t write or produce is hilarious lol https://t.co/5NhEKAADV7— Jerami Watson (@teezythegreat) September 15, 2021
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Diddy called Dre out but this would probably be a better battle. Dre doesn't have the remix and r&b bag these two have https://t.co/xntEn35jXS— 🎃America Is Musty🎃 (@DragonflyJonez) September 15, 2021
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Now, if Diddy could only use the songs that he “actually” produced — pic.twitter.com/22RZDUzXkL— MoneybaggHo (@KirkWrites79) September 15, 2021
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That response from Diddy to JD just shows how southern Black culture continues to get disrespected in Rap/Hip-Hop. JD (Mariah, Janet, Usher, XSCAPE, Luda, etc) *is* Diddy’s equal. Diddy vs Dre would only be for East/West nostalgia, that’s it.— Satta ✨🍷 (@SattaLaFleur) September 15, 2021
IMO, Dre should be against Kanye.
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He literally gave usher a career after diddy failed wit him https://t.co/qpyINzbH8j— Jerami Watson (@teezythegreat) September 15, 2021
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Next time Diddy and Jermaine Dupri see each other after Diddy turned down the Verzuz challenge pic.twitter.com/YcTLekrnb0— Rich (@UptownDC_Rich) September 15, 2021
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I ain’t gon lie Diddy…ya wrong. He made Bow Wow. “Money Ain’t A Thang” was CRAZY. Xscape. Let’s Get Married Remix. Welcome to Atlanta was the 2000s Old Town Road (16 remixes 😭😭jk) Kris Kross. Ushers “You Make Me Wanna”..Bruh I could keep goin. JD is certified steppa pic.twitter.com/ENIW4tpOzB— King Money 👑 (@kiingmoney1) September 15, 2021
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When JD drops this Diddy is in Big Trouble pic.twitter.com/jpHP2jb7Bu— Rod Strickland (@Reemzestilo) September 15, 2021
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Did Diddy forget that you are DEEP in your producer bag?? You got Mariah, Bow Wow, Usher, Xscape, Monica, Da Brat, etc?! Shall I go on?— chaos ✨ (@cutieofcolour) September 15, 2021
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Diddy needs to have respect. Jermaine Dupri is absolutely on his level, and he can get smoked if he doesn’t take it seriously. Like properly slumped.— Scüwop (@isthatscully) September 15, 2021