Ohio gets fed funds to control tree-killing beetle

Youngstown Vindicator

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ohio will get more than $140,000 in federal money to help control a tree-killing beetle and other pests threatening the state’s ecology and forestry industry.

A statement today from U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says the money is part of the 2014 Farm Bill. Brown says the funding will help with the study and control of the Asian longhorned beetle and other pests that are having devastating effects on Ohio’s hardwood forests and harming the state’s nursery industry.

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