Friday, December 14, 2018
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Catch up on local FFA news from River Valley FFA, United FFA, West Holmes FFA, Tri-Rivers Career Center FFA, Black River FFA, Crestview FFA and more.

Registration is now open for the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association's 40th annual conference, Just Farming: The Path Before Us.
Jefferson County, Pa., map

USDA has confirmed rabbit hemorrhagic disease (RHD) in two pet rabbits that died Dec. 7 in Clover Township, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania.

Boxwood blight has been found in Michigan, in three separate locations: a landscape firm, a homeowner’s yard and in holiday wreaths at a retail store.

Ohio Farm Bureau honored two longtime volunteer leaders during its annual meeting, which also kicked off its centennial celebration.
OFBF delegate

Ohio Farm Bureau delegates voted to support an increase in motor fuels taxes to help fund repairs for rural roads and bridges, and also supported identifying alternative funding mechanisms.
Pastured poultry

Last week, the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service confirmed five new cases of virulent Newcastle disease in backyard exhibition chickens.
Holstein cows

The farm bill conference committee released its final report, and awaits a vote by both the U.S. House and Senate.
Seegers testimony

The rule package that accompanied Gov. Kasich's executive order on eight Ohio watersheds violated several of the state's rule-making criteria, and was sent back to the ag department for further review.
Ohio Farm Bureau group

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation kicked off its centennial celebration during the 2018 annual meeting Dec. 6.
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